International Automobile Federation

  • Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder April 19, 2014

    Formula One engine manufacturers believe there is a limit to what they can do to improve the sound of the new power-units, they said ahead of meetings aimed at exploring ways to make the sport louder. Critics have hit out against the switch to smaller, more efficient turbocharged power-units as these...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 would-be Formula One teams December 12, 2013

    London: Formula One's governing body sought expressions of interest on Wednesday from would-be 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...
  • Pirelli reschedule tyre test with McLaren October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Pirelli have rescheduled a tyre test with McLaren for Italy's Vallelunga circuit next month after Formula One's governing body rejected plans for it to be held in Austin, Texas, ahead of the US Grand Prix. A Pirelli spokeswoman said the November 11-12 test, of next year's tyres and using a...
  • 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...
  • Mercedes pleads for leniency in F1's 'Tire-gate' June 21, 2013

    Paris: Mercedes pleaded for leniency Thursday from the governing body of motorsport, saying it deserves no more than minor punishment for taking part in tire testing that rival Formula One teams contend was unfair. Lawyers for Mercedes, tire manufacturer Pirelli and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) rifled through thick binders...
  • Ferrari says no to tyre test with 2013 car June 12, 2013

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has backed Formula One's governing body for their handling of a tyre testing controversy involving rivals Mercedes. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has summoned Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to its international tribunal in Paris on June 20 on charges of breaking the rules by testing...
  • Ferrari back FIA's handling of Mercedes test June 11, 2013

    Ferrari backed Formula One's governing body on Tuesday for their handling of a tyre testing controversy involving rivals Mercedes. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has summoned Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to its international tribunal in Paris on June 20 on charges of breaking the rules by testing in Spain last...
  • Nothing secret about Mercedes test, say Pirelli May 31, 2013

    London: Pirelli's 'secret' Formula One tyre test with Mercedes this month was nothing of the sort and the team were not favoured either, the Italian company said on Friday as the governing body weighed up possible action. Pirelli denied asking Mercedes to use their current car at the May 15-17 Barcelona...
  • Entry fee hike for Formula One teams for 2013 November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Formula One teams face a stiff hike in entry fees for next year's championship with the winning constructor having to pay $6,000 for every point scored this season as well as a basic charge of $500,000. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) spelled out the new fee structure in...
  • Ecclestone keen for Bahrain GP to go ahead February 16, 2012

    London: Formula One is showing no signs of slamming the brakes on plans to race in Bahrain in April despite continuing violence in the Gulf kingdom a year on from a forcibly-suppressed uprising. Both the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) and commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone made clear after Tuesday's anniversary was...
  • Formula One split wide open, eight teams break away June 19, 2009

    Silverstone (England): Formula One plunged into its biggest crisis in 60 years on Friday with eight of the 10 teams announcing plans to set up their own championship. The teams association FOTA said BMW-Sauber, Brawn, Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Renault, Toro Rosso and Toyota were united in a decision that...
  • Formula One spy saga to rumble on into 2008 December 8, 2007

    London: Formula One's spying controversies will rumble on into the New Year after the governing body failed to clear McLaren's 2008 car of suspicion on Friday and warned Renault they could face a future penalty. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that Renault had escaped punishment for having...