Articles tagged FIA World Council

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Simon Taylor

It's been a turbulent month for Formula One, which has once again found itself on the front pages of the newspapers as well as the back. First it was the Silverstone mud, which was caused by two things: an abnormally high water table in Northamptonshire after two months of heavy spring rain; and the FIA's arrogant insistence that the British Grand Prix should move from the traditional date it has...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza. 22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret. 23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...

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GT calendar streamlined

The FIA GT1 World Championship will be relaunched next season as a Europe-based series without an FIA title. Series boss Stephane Ratel revealed in early July that his organisation was stepping down as series promoter . He subsequently announced that he planned to continue with a sprint championship for GT machinery next season. Ratel blamed the economic climate for his decision. He added that...

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Driving talent: the Surtees solution

John Surtees believes the motor racing ladder has too many rungs, and high costs make it too slippery. Time for change, he argues, to promote real talent instead of drivers with the deepest pockets By Damien Smith John Surtees paid his dues on two wheels rather than four. He was the undisputed king on motorcycles, but there were years of hard graft before the torrent of seven World Championships...

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Sparks of Inspiration

The wraps are off Formula E's all-new electric racing car. But will it shock or run out of charge when it hits city streets in 2014? "Everything is about to change," ran the (unintentionally) foreboding slogan on the giant screen. Marketing topspin, of course. We all know there’s plenty of life left yet in the trusty fuel-burning internal combustion engine. Nevertheless, the drive for alternative...

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British Motorsport under the cosh

As we went to press, British Motorsport was facing a three-way state of emergency: Silverstone was threatened with the removal of its 2002 grand prix to Paul Ricard in France. Britain's round of the World Rally Championship was being reviewed following an accident involving spectators and a competing car. And our latest world champion was embroiled in a contractual wrangle that could force him...

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British GP put on the block

Cash dispute threatens future of Silverstone's biggest day of the year The British GP's continuous 55-race run as a world championship event appears likely to be broken after Silverstone was dropped from next year's Formula One schedule. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Silverstone had lost its place after he failed to agree terms with its owners, the British Racing Drivers' Club,...

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Drayson targets Formula E

Lord Drayson is aiming to bring electric racing to London when the new FIA Formula E Championship kicks off in 2012. Paul Drayson, who has joined forces with Lola to bid to become one of the car suppliers for Formula E, is pushing for a British round for the series that will be made up primarily of street races. He has suggested the London Olympic Park as the ideal venue for the event. “The idea...

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Lunch With... Max Mosley

The president of the FIA involves himself in all types of motorsport, and historic racing is not immune from his influence. He believes genuine racing cars are too precious to be raced... Words: Simon Taylor. Photography: James Mitchell FIA president Max Mosley works out of a small office in Monte Carlo, his balcony overlooking the blue Mediterranean. The phone rings incessantly: direct-line...

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Matters of Moment

Putting his house in order He was responsible for it in the first place, so how fitting he should be the man to banish it. Even Jean Todt might have managed a hint of a smile as his governing body "deleted" the rule banning team orders in Formula 1 at the FIA World Council meeting in December. Todt has recently admitted to some regret over the Austrian GP scandal of 2002 when his dominant...

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