Tag Archive: FIA

Dec 04

WRC champions crowned at prize giving ceremony

The winners of this year’s World Rally Championship have been honoured in a glittering prize giving ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

Stars of the WRC joined winners from all FIA championships to collect their trophies at the annual gala show on Friday night, hosted by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces Rosberg

“It’s going to be very, very strange and it will be sad not to have him in the team next year”

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces RosbergLewis Hamilton say he doesn’t care who Mercedes picks as F1 world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement, following the shocking news of the German’s retirement from the sport with immediate effect.
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Dec 01

Nico Rosberg celebrates World Championship success in Brackley (+photos)

After winning the title on Sunday in Abu Dhabi

2016-12-01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg celebrates World Championship success in Brackley _4 Party week continues for the newly-crowned Formula One World Champion, as Nico today paid a visit to Silver Arrows HQ in Brackley (Great Britain) to celebrate with members of the team.

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Nov 30

Eight rounds for 2017 ERC as Junior upgrade is approved

FIA World Motor Sport Council approves compact eight-round ERC calendar

ERC Acropolis Rally The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will be contested over eight events from April to October, while an exciting revamp of the FIA ERC Junior Championship was also approved at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Vienna today. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

The FIA has today in its World Motor Sport Council meeting approved the provisional calendar for the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar announced

 

Diversity in FIA Formula 3 European Championship three teams on Imola podium In the upcoming season, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship teams and drivers will again be racing at some of the continent’s most important tracks.

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Nov 30

WRC Promoter confirms 13-round calendar for 2017

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship calendar has been announced today (Wednesday) by WRC Promoter

2016-11-20 The exciting new-era championship, which will feature greater manufacturer interest with the return of automotive giants Toyota and Citroën, comprises the same 13 rounds as the successful 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Season review part 1: Prema Powerteam

Italy’s Prema Powerteam can look back on another extremely successful season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

On the one hand, Prema driver Lance Stroll won the drivers’ title and on the other, the team’s line-up – Stroll, Maximilian Günther, Nick Cassidy and Ralf Aron – also secured the team championship for Prema. Furthermore, Aron claimed second position in the rookie ranking in his first FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

WEC: How the World Endurance Drivers Championship was won

The 919 Hybrid made a strong start to the year

2016-11-19-Saturday-0053 Porsche reigned supreme in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2016, however it was very much a season of two halves for the LMP1 title-winning trio of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

WEC: Nissan sign off from international LMP2 competition

“We’re sad that our time as an LMP2 engine supplier has come to end in the FIA WEC” – Mike Carcamo

Nissan’s amazing winning run in international LMP2 prototype competition has come to an end with G-Drive Racing earning the honour of scoring the final FIA World Endurance Championship victory with NISMO power. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Callum Ilott joins Prema Powerteam for 2017 FIA Formula 3 Championship

Prema Powerteam is delighted to announce it has signed Callum Ilott for the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Callum Ilott joins Prema Powerteam for 2017 FIA Formula 3 Championship Over the past two seasons the 18-year-old driver from Cambridge has emerged as one of the brightest new prospects  International Formula 3 competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

NextEV launches world’s fastest electric car

FIA Formula E Championship manufacturer NextEV launched its all-electric NIO EP9 road car at a glamorous event at the Saatchi Gallery in London

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The electric supercar has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12th 2016, the EP9 lapped the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m05.12s, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on November 4th, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m40s. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

WRC: 2016 stars honoured at glamorous Sydney gala

Sydney celebration brings down curtain on dramatic season

Ott Tanak - WRC Driver of the Year Star drivers from the WRC joined team bosses and championship officials for a sparkling finale to a dramatic FIA World Rally Championship season in Sydney on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

The Sauber F1 Team extends the contract with Marcus Ericsson

The second driver for the Sauber F1 Team will be announced in due course

08 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce the extension of the contract with Marcus Ericsson (26). The Swede will go into his third season for the Swiss Team. The 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship will mark the fourth season of his Formula One career.
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Nov 21

WEC: End of Season Awards Ceremony, a night of fun, farewells and fervour

A postcard from the WEC Awards ceremony 2016

2016-11-19-Saturday-0106The FIA WEC End of Season Awards Ceremony took place last night on the beach at the Sofitel Hotel in Bahrain, and it was a night full of emotion, tears, laughter and a look back at an incredible season of racing.

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Nov 20

WEC: LMP1 Hybrid technical regulations to be maintained to end of 2019

Following very constructive discussions

2016-11-17-Thurasday-0102 While at the last round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain, a Strategy Committee meeting took place between representatives of the two LMP1 Hybrid manufacturers, Porsche and Toyota, the President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Pierre Fillon, and President of the FIA Endurance Commission, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

WEC: Audi take emotional final win; Porsche’s Dumas, Jani and Lieb crowned World Champions (updated, +photos)

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain – The Le Mans winners are the new World Champions

The Le Mans winners are the new World Champions The final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship was an emotional one at the Bahrain International Circuit, with champions crowned, farewells to firm friends, and drama along the way.  At the six-hour race in Bahrain the Porsche trio of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) secured the drivers’ title in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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Nov 19

WEC: Audi to be honoured ahead of 6 Hours of Bahrain

Just before the signal is given for the official formation lap for the final race of the 2016 WEC season

2016-11-19-Saturday-0016 To mark Audi Sport’s final race in the FIA World Endurance Championship the organisers will honour the legendary four-ringed marque with a “farewell lap” ahead of the start of the 6 hours of Bahrain.

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Nov 17

WEC: World championship leaders set best time in their Porsche 919 Hybrid

A good start for an important race weekend here in Bahrain

2016-11-17-Thurasday-0034Excitement increases in the lead up to the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Porsche Team, with the two 919 Hybrids, had a very positive first day of practice in Bahrain.

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Nov 17

Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talk

“The FIA makes more money, the teams make more money, we make more money”
Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talkThe Formula 1 World Championship calendar could grow beyond its current 21 races as new owners Liberty Media evaluate ways to capitalise financially on its new prized asset.
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Nov 17

Former ERC champion sets sights on WRC title

Esapekka Lappi, who won the FIA European Rally Championship title in 2014, is aiming even higher in Australia this week

Former ERC champion sets sights on WRC titleThe Flying Finn can clinch the WRC2 title on the season-closing Rally Australia, which runs from today (Thursday) until Sunday. Lappi needs just a second place in class to claim the title in Australia, having won the last three WRC2 rallies he started. A good omen for him, as when he took the 2014 ERC title, he also scored three victories during the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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