Hartstein versus FIA spat heating up again
The ongoing spat between the Jean Todt-led FIA and former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein is also still raging, after Hartstein suggested officials of the governing body might be liable for the death of Jules Bianchi.
Hartstein’s latest comments earned him a letter from an FIA lawyer, who accused the American of posting “defamatory remarks” with the “sole objective of harming the FIA and its leadership in your quest for personal vindication and publicity”.
The letter was revealed online by Hartstein: Letter to Gary Hartstein from FIA 24 08 2015
And also published a copy of his reply to the FIA’s lawyer: Hartstein email response to FIA lawyer
“When writing,” he wrote to the lawyer, “I am always scrupulously careful to verify my facts, and to present that which is not factual as not being factual.”
Hartestein added on his blog:
- this will play out VERY publicly
- if necessary, I will crowdsource my defence, relying on the thousands of fans of our sport to help me defend myself against those whose major objective would appear to be not the safety and well being of the participants in motorsport, but rather their own safety and well being.