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FIA, Headline, Rules and Regulations »

[21 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 38,939 views]
Mercedes, Pirelli AND FIA Share Blame

Mercedes and Pirelli have both been reprimanded over their private tyre test in Spain, with the former also having to miss the upcoming three-day Young Drivers’ Test to off-set any advantage gained. However, the twist to the findings is that the FIA have also been found partially culpable due to the communications with Charlie Whiting and the FIA’s legal department.

FIA, Safety »

[15 Jun 2011 | 12 Comments | 7,962 views]
Race True

Professional racing drivers are supreme athletes, they and their personal trainers monitor every aspect of their fitness to enable them to cope with the extreme demands motor racing places on their bodies, so it seems inconceivable that an F1 driver would knowingly take performance enhancing drugs…

Bahrain, FIA, FOTA, WMSC »

[8 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,633 views]
Todt Left Looking Foolish Over Bahrain

Yesterday I said it was time for Formula One to stand up and tell the the FIA it is wrong in deciding it was appropriate to hold a Bahrain Grand Prix this year. So did they? Well… not in exactly those words…

Bahrain, FIA, FOTA, GPDA, Personal musings »

[7 Jun 2011 | 15 Comments | 2,338 views]
Bahrain’s Political Football

Well I suppose nobody can say Bahrain was boring this year. The drivers don’t seem to want to go. Some of the teams don’t seem to want to go either. Even Max Mosley thinks it is a terrible idea. Only Bernie Ecclestone appeared to be keen, that is until the FIA decided to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix to the end of October – cue some degree of Ecclestone backtracking…

Bahrain, FIA, Indian GP »

[19 May 2011 | 8 Comments | 2,698 views]
Should Indian GP Move for Bahrain?

Seems that the FIA may be keen for the Indian Grand Prix to move to the end of the year in order to accommodate a rescheduled Bahrain race. The plan would be that the Middle Eastern race would take India’s current October 30 slot, Abu Dhabi and Brazil would keep their current dates, while India would then be moved to December 4 giving an even later finish to the season. What the teams will make of such a suggestion has yet to be publicised but here are my thoughts…

FIA, Safety »

[9 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | 9,480 views]
Fit For Purpose?

Every motorist has thoughts of driver safety hidden somewhere in the back of his or her mind; we have an expectation that roadside safety equipment intended to protect or minimise serious injury in the event of an accident should do just that and not exacerbate any injury. However, as Robert Kubica’s accident on Sunday proved, safety barriers can on occasion, cause more damage than the initial impact.

At the heart of the matter is the type of barrier and whether or not it’s fit for purpose; safety barriers of the type …