FIA Retires Number 17 From Formula One In Honor Of Jules Bianchi

FIA president Jean Todt announced this morning that the number 17 will be retired from the Formula One World Championship in honor of the last driver to use it, Jules Bianchi. Bianchi passed away Friday following severe head injuries sustained at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. » 7/20/15 10:41am 7/20/15 10:41am

Formula E CEO Wants To Let Fans Vote For Power Boosts During Races

There's no doubt that Formula E is producing some great racing this season with six different winners in six races. Now Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag wants to tweak it a bit to add more fan involvement by letting fans vote for FanBoosts during the first ten minutes of the race. » 4/07/15 3:42pm 4/07/15 3:42pm

Ex-F1 Doctor Claims FIA Tried To Have Him Fired Over Blog Posts

Dr. Gary Hartstein's blog, A Former F1 Doc Writes, is an excellent resource for anyone interested in motorsports and medicine. Unfortunately, FIA Institute President Gérard Saillant alleged that these posts violated Hartstein's contract with his current day job at the University Hospital of Liège.
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GT6 Becomes First Racing Video Game To Receive FIA Certification

Gran Turismo 6 has become the first racing video game to be officially certified by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the leading governing body of autosport events. In fact, it's probably the first video game of any kind to receive this certification, since I don't think Mr.Do was ever officially… » 6/24/14 2:10pm 6/24/14 2:10pm

Is The FIA About To Ban Drivers From Competing In Global RallyCross?

Rumor has it that the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) will move to ban drivers from competing both in their events and the Global RallyCross (GRC) series. This would mean WRC drivers like Sebastien Loeb and Ken Block, as well as European Rallycross drivers like Tanner Foust and Liam Doran, would no… » 8/09/12 10:32pm 8/09/12 10:32pm

Don’t forget to pee before a motor race

The latest edition of the FIA’s A Driver’s Guide to Safe Motor Sport has just been published. It’s a short, very good read if you’re considering getting into any sort of motorsport, covering basics like helmets, fireproof suits, good shoes, attention, and, of course, the management of your precious bodily fluids. » 12/07/11 2:00pm 12/07/11 2:00pm

One of only 24 Group B Rally Ford RS200 Evolutions for sale on Ebay

It might seem hard to believe a 25 year old Ford is still faster than a Ferrari Enzo, but this is far from a run of the mill mid 80s Ford. For those unfamiliar with the RS200 Evolution, this ultra rare four wheel drive 600hp monster was originally built by Ford Motorsports in England for competition in the legendarily… » 11/12/11 11:00am 11/12/11 11:00am

This is why Aston Martin drivers shouldn't screw with Nissan GT-Rs

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Not served at 120 mph. As you'll see in the beginning of the video from this weekend's GT1 Championship at Silvesterone, Darren Turner in the Nissan GT-R sent Stefan Mücke in the Aston Martin DBR9 spinning off into the grass. Mücke manages to catch up with the rest of the pack and… » 6/06/11 10:00am 6/06/11 10:00am

Ferrari rear wing declared illegal by FIA

Ferrari was forced to change the rear wing on their cars for the remainder of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. International Automobile Federation (FIA) race director Charlie Whiting called the wing "a very clever interpretation of the rules" on Friday. Whiting told reporters it was up to the FIA "to decide whether… » 5/21/11 12:00pm 5/21/11 12:00pm

This Tween Polish Kart Driver Got Busted For Doping

This young man is Igor Walilko, a 13-year-old national junior champion driver from Poland and owner of a flashy, hilariously translated official website. In June 2010, Walilko tested positive for a banned substance called nikethamide after competing in an international kart race in Germany. He was 12 years old at the… » 3/30/11 5:30pm 3/30/11 5:30pm