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  • Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, says FIA report December 3, 2014

    Paris: French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday. "Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil," the report,...
  • FIA restricts radio communication in Formula One September 11, 2014

    London: The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions that help with car or driver performances at Formula One Grands Prix. F1 race director Charlie Whiting has sent a letter to all teams to say that messages from drivers asking for advice, or from teams informing their drivers about the...
  • FIA will take no action against Nico Rosberg August 26, 2014

    London: Formula One's governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. "The FIA will not intervene in this issue," said a spokesman for the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA). He...
  • F1 to use standing race restarts from grid in 2015 June 27, 2014

    Safety car periods will be followed by standing race restarts from the grid next season, Formula One's governing body announced on Thursday. The measure, which replaces rolling restarts, is aimed at making grands prix more exciting but has been criticised by some drivers. "I understand the start is one of the most...
  • Formula One: Gutierrez gets 10place Silverstone grid penalty June 23, 2014

    Formula One's governing body handed Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez a 10place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix on July 6 after a socalled unsafe release from the pits at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Gutierrez went back onto the pitlane after his first stop while his mechanics were still...
  • FIA upholds penalty for Sergio Perez after Canadian GP June 21, 2014

    Force India have failed in their bid to overturn a fiveplace grid penalty for Sergio Perez at Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix. Formula One's governing body on Friday upheld the stewards' decision at the June 8 Canadian GP to punish the Mexican driver after a highspeed collision with Felipe Massa's Williams. Racing in...
  • TataSIA Airlines deal: Delhi HC seeks Centre's response May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and TataSIA Airlines on Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) plea seeking quashing of approvals being granted to commence its air transport operation. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog issued notice to the Ministry...
  • Red Bull lose Daniel Ricciardo appeal April 15, 2014

    Formula One team Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday. "The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision No56 of the...
  • Sounds like F1 is on right track: Mosley April 15, 2014

    London: Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism from those in the sport pushing their own agendas, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. The International Automobile Federation is conducting a study into the noise of the new...
  • Gene Haas Formula One entry accepted by FIA April 12, 2014

    Formula One could have an American constructor on the starting grid next year after the governing FIA approved an entry for NASCAR team owner Gene Haas on Friday. The International Automobile Federation said it was also considering another application made by former F1 team principal Colin Kolles. "In close consultation with the...
  • Formula One abandons cost cap plan April 7, 2014

    Formula One has abandoned plans to impose a budget cap in 2015 and will seek to reduce costs instead through regulation changes, FIA president Jean Todt said on Sunday. The governing International Automobile Federation announced last year that, with some teams struggling financially, it planned to introduce a cost cap...
  • Formula One tweaks rules but double points set to stay January 24, 2014

    Formula One looks set to go ahead with a controversial decision to award double points for the last race of the season after the governing body announced various rule changes on Thursday but not the one many fans had hoped for. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement its...
  • Pirelli gets new threeyear deal to remain Formula One supplier January 16, 2014

    Paris: Pirelli secured a new threeyear contract with motor sport's governing body on Thursday to remain Formula One's sole tire supplier, a welcome relief for the Italian manufacturer following an extremely difficult season. Last July, F1 teams held inseason testing sessions at Silverstone to assess new tires provided by Pirelli after...
  • Formula One to award pole position trophy December 13, 2013

    London: Formula One will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times during the season, the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced on Thursday. The 2014 sporting regulations, posted on the FIA website, said that in the event of a tie the holder...
  • FIA seeks interest from wouldbe Formula One teams December 12, 2013

    London: Formula One's governing body sought expressions of interest on Wednesday from wouldbe new teams that could enter the sport from 2015 or 2016. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) posted a note on its website announcing "a new selection process to identify a candidate team to participate at a competitive level". "The...
  • F1 to award double points for final race December 10, 2013

    London: Formula One is to award double points for the last race of the season in a controversial attempt to keep championships undecided to the very end after four years of Red Bull domination. The novelty, immediately dismissed by some angry fans as a needless gimmick, was the most eyecatching of...
  • Jean Todt reelected as FIA president December 6, 2013

    Paris: Jean Todt unanimously won a second term as president of motorsport's governing body FIA on Friday, running unopposed. The Frenchman's main rival, David Ward of Britain, pulled out of the race last month because of a lack of backing. "When you go for election and you get such a big support,...
  • Ecclestone says India has to decide on its F1 future October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone expects the Indian Grand Prix to see through the fiveyear contract and if it has to go beyond that, the onus is on the Indian government whether it wants it or not. Ecclestone, facing corruption charges in England, gave Sunday's race at Greater Noida's...
  • Organisers refuse to write off Indian Grand Prix future October 24, 2013

    Greater Noida: Indian Grand Prix organisers have expressed renewed optimism about the prospects of their Formula One event despite fears Sunday's race will be the last at the Buddh International circuit. The race near New Delhi has been dropped from the 2014 calendar, even though there are two more years on...
  • F1 board member: Races help 'tainted' countries October 11, 2013

    London: Staging a Formula One race or other major sporting event is a quick way for a country with a "tainted brand" to improve its image, according to a leading executive of the motorsport series. F1 has been criticized by rights groups for persisting with the Bahrain Grand Prix...
  • Korean fire tender provides bizarre Grand Prix moment October 6, 2013

    Yeongam: The appearance of a 4x4 fire vehicle on the track during Sunday's Korean Formula One Grand Prix provided a bizarre moment of drama as it led the sloweddown field but officials played down any safety concerns. The sport's governing body said race director Charlie Whiting ordered the vehicle to enter...
  • Pirelli to remain F1 tyre supplier in 2014 September 27, 2013

    London: Pirelli can continue as Formula One's sole tyre supplier next season, the sport's governing body said on Friday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said the 2013 Concorde Agreement governing the sport, which is yet to be signed by all parties, would make it the body in charge of conducting any...
  • Formula One bodies agree on new commercial framework September 27, 2013

    London: Formula One's governing body has formally approved a framework for a new commercial 'Concorde Agreement' to take the sport through to 2020, it said on Friday. "The agreement reached by the FIA and the Formula One Group in July 2013, setting out the framework for implementation of the Concorde Agreement...
  • FIA ready to renew Pirelli contract September 8, 2013

    Monza: Formula One's governing body is ready to renew Pirelli's tyre contract for 2014 if the teams and commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone are in agreement, FIA president Jean Todt said on Saturday. "If everybody says we are very happy, then what is the point going to a tender?," the Frenchman told...
  • Andretti Autosport become first American Formula E team July 17, 2013

    Indianapolis: Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, on Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up for the FIA Formula E Championship the world's first fully electricracing series, beginning in September 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended...
  • Pirelli to bring soft tyres for the Hungarian GP July 11, 2013

    Formula One teams at the Hungarian Grand Prix will have 'soft' and 'medium' tyres for their cars supplied by Pirelli, BBC Sport has reported. After Lotus termed Pirelli's initial choice of 'hard' and 'medium' tyres as "conservative", the supplier revised its decision, which comes after multiple failures at last weekend's British...
  • Media banned from F1 pit lane July 11, 2013

    After a cameraman got hit by a stray tyre during the German Grand Prix last weekened, the FIA has decided to ban all media from the pit lanes during grand prix, website sportal.com.au reports. The detached tyre from Mark Webber's Red Bull broke the cameraman's collarbone and ribs at Nuerburgring, which...
  • Formula One body imposes pitlane clampdown July 10, 2013

    London: Formula One's governing body ordered an immediate clampdown on access to the pitlane on Tuesday after a television cameraman was struck and injured by a bouncing wheel at last weekend's German Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that only authorised team personnel and event marshals...
  • FIA allows inseason testing over tyre trouble July 3, 2013

    London: Facing a revolt from teams over exploding tyres at the British Grand Prix, Formula One's governing body allowed inseason testing on Monday to allay safety fears. Jean Todt, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) president, said in a statement the Young Drivers Test scheduled for July 1719 at Silverstone would be...
  • Red Bull boss says FIA must lay down law on testing June 26, 2013

    Milton Keynes: Formula One's governing body must lay down the law on testing because a punishment handed out to Mercedes last week was too lenient to deter rulebreakers, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said on Wednesday. "They've deemed it illegal to test but the sanction for doing that test doesn't...