Tag Archive: FIA

Dec 19

Season review part 9: Eurointernational shines in the season highlight

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Santino Ferrucci, Michele Beretta and Riccardo Agostini as well as the two guest drivers Sérgio Sette Câmara and Stefano Coletti represented the colours of the Italian Eurointernational squad, on this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Pierre Gasly picks up a special award at the FFSA Motorsport Trophy gala

2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series runner-up

Pierre Gasly picks up a special award at the FFSA Motorsport Trophy gala

Just as it does at the end of every year, the French Motorsports Federation (FFSA) brought together the sport’s leading lights to salute the champions of 2014 at its Motorsport Trophy gala in Paris.

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Dec 15

Gustavo Menezes the first Carlin driver for the 2015 season

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

The year 2014 is not yet over but US-American Gustavo Menezes already has wrapped up his future by signing a deal for the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.

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Dec 11

Bruno Correia – leading Formula E’s drive for safety

Understandably, safety is one of the most prevalent concerns of the FIA and Formula E.

Behind the wheel of the Qualcomm Safety CarAs Nick Heidfeld’s dramatic crash in Beijing showed, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E cars are incredibly safe and rigorously tested to the latest FIA standards – in fact the same used to govern Formula One machinery. It’s the same for the circuit itself (FIA Grade III), together with spectator safety and the well-being of all the on-site personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

FIA grants 24H SERIES powered by Hankook full international status

95 cars underway to Dubai

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logo The World Motorsport Council of the FIA, assembled in Doha, Qatar, officially approved the application for full international status for the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.

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Dec 05

DTM tests for FIA Formula 3 European Championship aces

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Numerous world-class racing drivers can confirm that a Formula 3 cockpit represents an important stepping stone to a career in the highest motor-racing categories.

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Dec 04

2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar published

The tour of the planet’s best up-and-coming racing drivers will make stops all over Europe.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

The world Automobile Association, FIA, has announced the dates for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

F1 Accident Panel: ‘Bianchi did not slow sufficiently’

One of the key issues

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) The Accident Panel set up by the FIA to investigate the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix says one of the key issues was Bianchi “did not slow sufficiently” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Red Bull wings grounds for race ban – Force India

Red Bull’s illegal front wing in Abu Dhabi may have been grounds for a race ban.

Red Bull aileron avant Abu Dhabi - photo Getty Images That is the claim of Andy Green, the technical boss of Force India, who thinks a team with a lower status in pitlane might have been punished very harshly by the governing FIA for a similar infraction. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

‘No panic’ after disastrous Honda test debut

Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.

McLaren Honda logoHowever, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Newey says ‘all’ F1 cars’ front wings flexing

Red Bull cried foul on Saturday after its cars were disqualified from qualifying in Abu Dhabi.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 unveil - Christian Horner - Adrian Newey - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (5) During the session in Abu Dhabi, television replays appeared to show the ends of the front wings flexing significantly towards the ground. According to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, FIA inspectors checked all the top teams after qualifying, but only Red Bull emerged with penalties. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Caterham F1 Team clarifies driver choice

“The level of interest was really very high”

11 - Caterham F1 Team Finbarr O’Connell, CaterhamF1 Team’s Team Principle, has sought to clarify the many claims by drivers stating to have been “offered” the CaterhamF1 Team drives this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Wolff sure title fight will not boil over

Toto Wolff is sure Mercedes’ in-house battle for the biggest prize in motor sport this weekend will not boil over.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 Nico Rosberg on Thursday was piling on the psychological pressure, even urging Lewis Hamilton to keep their on-track fight “clean” in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Politician says F1 breaching EU competition agreement

“Grave concerns” about F1’s governance

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 With F1’s biggest names swapping teams and the 2014 championship entering its decisive showdown, the furore over the future of the sport enjoyed a brief sojourn on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Alonso admits Ferrari ‘love’ had faded

Fernando Alonso endured an uncomfortable moment in Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso On the day his Ferrari departure was finally confirmed officially, the Spaniard had to appear in the FIA’s press conference ahead of the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Stevens completes Team driver line-up

Will Stevens completes Caterham F1 team driver line-up

11 - Caterham F1 TeamFollowing our announcement earlier this week that Kamui will be driving for the team again at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Caterham F1 Team is pleased to announce that Will Stevens will race alongside the Japanese driver this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

European Union ‘turns eye’ to F1 crisis – report

The threat of a major civil war within formula one is growing by the day.

Circle of 12 gold stars on a blue backgroundThat is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, following reports disgruntled small teams Lotus, Sauber and Force India are furious talks to have more income released by F1 owner CVC are failing to bear fruit. Read the rest of this entry »

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