Articles tagged with: FIA
Bahrain, Headline, Personal musings »
Should the Bahrain Grand Prix go ahead? The FIA has decided that it should which was clearly going to elicit some strong opinions from a lot of people but personally, I haven’t a clue if it’s the right choice. Myself, I’m reliant on whatever information is coming out of Bahrain and inevitably everyone has their own agenda and that’s where the picture starts to become some what murkier as conflicting reports emerge.
Bahrain, FIA, FOTA, GPDA, Personal musings »
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…
FIA, German GP, Personal musings »
The FIA has published the full decision of the World Motor Sport Council regarding Ferrari’s use of team orders at Hockenheim and it makes interesting reading. Not least is the revelation that, contrary to Jean Todt’s claim that there was insufficient evidence to punish Ferrari further, there was agreement that team orders had been used and that Ferrari had manipulated the race result. Despite this, the WMSC opted to hold back on a further punishment as there had been other examples of ‘what could have been said to be team …
Whilst many women do achieve recognition at lower levels, the perception is that it’s harder for a woman to get to the very top of her profession compared to her male counterparts. It seems that this invisible ceiling is also present in motorsports and it’s something that Jean Todt, President of the FIA is keen to address.
FIA, Personal musings »
Like many fans, the multi-faceted aspect of Formula One appeals to me as much as the racing. The many technological and safety innovations introduced each year and even the politics behind the decision making process all combine to make this a fascinating sport to follow. By this time last season there had already been a couple of major scandals to make the F1 news headlines, whilst it was great to discuss the politics behind those issues I’d have to wonder if part of the reason for so much antagonism and …