Articles tagged FIA

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Talk about a revolution

The future of Formula 1 has never been more uncertain. Here, Motor Sport presents its vision of how Grand Prix racing can be reborn. It’s radical – but echoes of the past are clear Greed has damaged Formula 1, turned it from a vibrant, vivid, alive, unsettled and exciting environment, where anything might happen, into a predictable, codified template of commercial success, where everything is...

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International news

The electric age dawns Prost/Heidfeld shunt provides talking point in China | By Gary Watkins The new FIA Formula E Championship hit the headlines at the first time of asking in Beijing. The inaugural round of the 2014/15 series was big news courtesy of a last-corner accident that sent Nick Heidfeld’s Venturi Spark-Renault electric racer flying into the debris fencing. The talk after the first ‘...

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Matters of moment

Following our revealing interview with FIA president Jean Todt last month, you may recall that we posted a copy of our ‘Formula 1 manifesto for change’, printed in our April issue, to Luca di Montezemolo. The Ferrari chairman has taken it upon himself to cajole the major players to discuss the future of Grand Prix racing, and we couldn’t resist giving him a nudge towards our ideas to shake up the...

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Mark Hughes

Face to face with Todt, small teams at risk, advantage Rosberg I believe that there is a conspiracy in Formula 1 that is trying – and at the moment looks like succeeding – to keep costs high enough that they can induce a few small teams to expire and thereby trigger three-car entries from bigger rivals. At least two of the major four teams are supportive of the plan, which would allow them to...

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Decline of a superpower

Ferrari once boasted the greatest team in Formula 1 history, but those glory days are long past. Worst of all, its long fall from the top was entirely self-inflicted Ferrari’s new team principal sat confident but silent alongside president Luca di Montezemolo at a press gathering in the Scuderia’s motorhome during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Silent because he’s still learning the ropes of F1...

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Mark Hughes

F1 cost row Structural change in Formula 1 is on the horizon. As the cost/income equation continues to get wildly out of kilter, there are smoke signals suggesting both a legal challenge and that the governing body might be recognising that it needs to act. “It’s a joke what the teams have suggested,” said FIA President Jean Todt on the matter of F1 cost controls. “The budgets are in the hundreds...

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Green issues

Well, here it is. Since late 2004, when the cover of Motor Sport was changed from its traditional green to red, it's been pretty frustrating in this office. While many people have been kind enough to tell us that they absolutely love the content of the magazine, it has nearly always been with the postscript that they preferred the green cover. As it happened, going green was the easy part! We've...

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Palmer returns to F2

Ex-F2 Champion Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision organisation has won the contract to revive the F2 category – with a car designed by the team with which he made his grand prix debut. Palmer tendered to run the new low-cost one-make category announced in the summer with a project that had been up and running for some time. MSV had been working on the new car with Williams since the beginning...

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Modern times

Simon Taylor As far as victory was concerned, the German Grand Prix was finished at the first corner. It was always going to be won by one of three Michelin-shod cars: but two of them, Ralf Schumacher's Williams and Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren, were eliminated at the start. This left Juan Pablo Montoya with a straightforward job to do, and he did it to perfection. Helped by the new scoring system,...

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FIA acts on historics

Planning for the past A raft of new proposals may affect historic events and car eligibility The role of the FIA in historic motorsport may change dramatically following the final report of one of the organisation’s working groups. Notable recommendations include the creation of a comprehensive database of race car information and a stable international historic calendar, a back-track on ‘...

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