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FIA, Headline, Rules and Regulations »

[21 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 28,822 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.

Bahrain, Headline, Personal musings »

[13 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,521 views]
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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.

FIA, Safety »

[15 Jun 2011 | 12 Comments | 5,800 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, GPDA, Personal musings »

[7 Jun 2011 | 15 Comments | 1,837 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…

FIA, German GP, Personal musings »

[9 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,030 views]

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 …

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[28 Apr 2010 | 11 Comments | 33,191 views]
F1: Beyond The Glass Ceiling

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.