Tag Archive: FIA

Aug 28

Recharged: RENAULT e.dams confirm Prost and Buemi

The current Teams’ Champion welcomed the pair back to the fold for official pre-season testing at Donington Park

RENAULT edams logoRENAULT e.dams is delighted to announce Nicolas Prost and Sébastien Buemi as its official driver line-up for the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship campaign, which kicks off on October 17 in Beijing, China. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

FIA F3 EC impresses with international starting grid

In the 2015 season so far, drivers from 19 countries competed in the series

Within a short period of time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship gained the reputation to be a crucial step on the motor racing ladder for the future stars of the sport.

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Aug 27

Venturi sets new land speed record

VBB-3 tops 240mph over one-mile run on Bonneville Salt Flats

VBB-3 tops 240mph over one-mile run on Bonneville Salt Flats Venturi Automobiles and its partner The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research achieved a new land speed record with the all-electric Venturi VBB-3 at Bonneville Salt Flats, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts!

Charlie Whiting says motorsport’s governing body will look into further ways to improve driver safety

2015-06-06_1639The FIA will consider ways to improve driver safety in the wake of Justin Wilson’s death, including a revisiting of closed-cockpit concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

BMW to continue as official vehicle partner for season two

Qualcomm Safety Car to be powered by wireless technology

Qualcomm Safety Car to be powered by wireless technology BMW have today announced that it will continue as official vehicle partner for the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Salvador Duran joins Trulli Formula E for the second FIA Formula E season

Trulli Formula E driver announcement

Salvador Duran joins Trulli Formula E“We are very happy to have Salvador on board. He’s a driver that we were looking at last year, and we have been very impressed with his improvements during the championship. We are very glad that he trusts us despite two difficult tests. But once once we introduced to our project and he saw how hard we’re working and that our project is very ambitious.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

FIA confirms Monza victory for Grasser Racing Team

The finale of the Blancpain Endurance Series will take place at Nürburgring (DEU) in four weeks time.

teamThe Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) overturned their decision to exclude the race-winning Grasser Racing Team (AUT) from the season opener of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza (ITA). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

No more new teams to join F1 in 2016 – FIA

Two teams submit applications to join the Formula 1 grid, neither able to meet the FIA’s criteria

FIA flag-2014No more new teams will join Haas on the Formula 1 grid next season, the FIA has announced. Applications for prospective new teams to join the sport in either 2016 or 2017 were opened in May, with the original deadline set for the end of June, before later being extended to the end of July. Two teams submitted plans, but neither made the grade. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Prost says being a team manager his ‘biggest mistake’

Alain Prost: Two days before I signed the contract [to take over Ligier] I did not want to do it anymore…

Prost says being a team manager his 'biggest mistake'Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost says the ‘biggest mistake’ he made during his career was becoming the owner of his own team, revealing he wanted to scrap the deal days before he signed a contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

FIA homologates manufacturers for second Formula E season

The series will become an open championship allowing manufacturers to pursue their own in-house innovation

FIA Formula E Championship logo The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile has today approved the homologation of the eight manufacturers that will provide powertrains to the 10 teams competing in the second season of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Hollywood stars witness victory by Antonio Giovinazzi

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas attentively watching

F3 - Safety Car, 3 Antonio GiovinazziHeavy rain at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring dominated proceedings in the 24th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Felix Rosenqvist wins – Lance Stroll takes first podium

In third place, Lance Stroll already found out early in the race that he wasn’t able to keep up with Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi
F3 - Red Bull Ring - Felix Rosenqvistand - Antonio Giovinazzi  - Lance Stroll In the first race of the weekend, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was still beaten by his team-mate Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), but he came out on top in the second race at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring.

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Aug 01

Jake Dennis stays in front after thrilling finale

Felix Rosenqvist  took the chequered flag in second place ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi

F3 - Red Bull RingIn summerly temperatures at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, 20-year-old Brit Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) scored his fifth season win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi share pole positions

The Swede ended up ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin), who was second

F3 - Antonio GiovinazziFelix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was fastest in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Matheus Leist to make FIA F3 debut with Double R at Red Bull Ring

Forced to miss the eighth event of the 2015 season as a result of breaking his arm in a training accident

Matheus Leist Highly rated Brazilian teenager Matheus Leist is to make his debut in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Double R Racing at the Red Bull Ring in Austria this weekend, 1st/2nd August, as replacement for injured category regular Nicolas Pohler. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

FIA Formula 3 European Championship: more thrilling battles at the Red Bull Ring

Shortly before the FIA Formula 3 European Championship summer break, the young guns travel to the Austrian Alps.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoAt the Red Bull Ring, located about 80 kilometres from Graz, they will contests races 22, 23 and 24 of the 2015 season. At the GP circuit that was re-opened in May 2011, Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) wants to defend the championship lead he regained only in the previous race meeting.

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Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

“Formula E; mission accomplished” – Alejandro Agag

Series boss reflects on inaugural season

Series boss reflects on inaugural seasonLondon’s thrilling season finale last month brought the inaugural Formula E season to a close and with it the conclusion of three and a half years work to turn a vision from FIA President Jean Todt into a reality.

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Jul 13

Mercedes ‘sharpening pencils’ to address F1 engine costs

Toto Wolff insists that Mercedes will look into the feasibility of reducing the costs faced by customers buying its F1 engines

2015-06-06_1979 Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will look into the possibility of cutting the cost of F1 engines for customer teams, but admits that it would likely have a major impact on the manufacturer’s business model. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

FIA approves expanded F1 schedule

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has given the green light to a 21-stop F1 schedule for 2016, Formula One World Championship

FIA approves expanded F1 scheduleThe World Motor Sport Council approved a 21-date F1 calendar – featuring a few unusual slots – for 2016 during its recdnt meeting in Mexico City. Read the rest of this entry »

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