Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says an IndyCar-style rule penalising drivers for disrupting qualifying sessions could be introduced to the world championship.
Graham Stoker, the FIA deputy president for sport, has announced he will stand as a candidate to succeed Jean Todt as president of motorsport’s governing body.
Lewis Hamilton said he was confused by race control’s changing policy on enforcing track limits at turn four during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Tim Goss, who spent 28 years working for McLaren’s Formula 1 team, has joined the FIA’s technical department.
FIA president Jean Todt has indicated the disruption caused by the pandemic may affect his decision to stand down as president of the FIA at the end of next year.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has said teams agreed to postpone 2021 regulations last week in order to strengthen the sport, while Mercedes themselves remain unconfirmed in F1 beyond 2020.
Teams have waived their right to dispute the cost cap, with a ‘soft’ cap coming as early as 2020.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting says it is up to Formula 1 drivers to use DRS safely after Lewis Hamilton called Silverstone’s new zone “an unnecessary danger”.
FIA president Jean Todt described criticisms of the Halo as “childish” and defended the decision to introduce what he believes is a potentially life-saving innovation.
Ferrari has announced the FIA’s Laurent Mekies will join its technical team. Mekies served as safety director and deputy race director at the sport’s governing body.
FIA president Jean Todt says even F1’s wealthiest teams such as Ferrari should appreciate the need to bring costs down.
The FIA has revised its plans to hold a minute’s silence for the victims of road accidents before the Brazilian Grand Prix in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
Jean Todt has been elected to serve as president of the FIA for a second term. Todt was voted to continue as president during the FIA’s Annual General Assembly.
David Ward has withdrawn his bid to stand against Jean Todt in the election for president of the FIA.
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Former world champion and Ferrari driver Niki Lauda has said he expects the Italian team will be heavily punished by the FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) next month for their use of team orders at the German Grand Prix. ?óÔé¼?ôWhat they did in Hockenheim was against all rules,?óÔé¼?Ø Lauda said in an interview with … Continue reading Lauda: Ferrari will get a pasting from WMSC
It’s still early days for the Jean Todt presidency – but we’ve seen a few telling developments at the FIA in the last few weeks. We’re monitoring Todt’s progress to see whether F1 fans think he is doing a good job. Join in below.
The FIA has confirmed it will appeal the Tribune de Grande Instance’s verdict against its decision to ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from motor racing. However it also admitted it would not prevent drivers managed by Briatore, such as Mark Webber, from competing in F1 as it had previously threatened: While the appeal is … Continue reading FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance
What should we make of the legal letters sent between Ferrari and the FIA, which were made public by Max Mosley last week? The FIA give the impression that Ferrari’s case is flimsy and full of holes, but the Ferrari representatives hit back that the FIA have failed to address the substance of the matter. … Continue reading How solid is FOTA’s legal argument? A lawyer looks at the FIA-Ferrari letters
Some developments are met with such little surprise they barely even qualify as ‘news’. The FIA summoning McLaren to appear before the World Motor Sports Council surely meets this criteria. The team are being called to explain why they misled stewards about Lewis Hamilton allowing Jarno Trulli past under the safety car in the closing … Continue reading McLaren called before WMSC again: what will their punishment be?