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Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013

Budget cap to be introduced for 2015

The FIA has announced that a budget cap will be implemented from the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season. The F1 strategy group and F1 commission met in Paris on Monday where a move to limit the spending in the sport was made. 'The principle of a global cost cap has been adopted. The limit will be applied from January 2015', read an FIA statement. A working group will be established within the coming days comprising the FIA, representatives of the Commercial Rights Holder […]

Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013

Vettel officially crowned 2013 champion at FIA Gala

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing have been officially crowned as 2013 Formula 1 champions at the FIA Gala in Paris. Vettel and Red Bull received the drivers' and constructors' trophies for the fourth successive season at the event held at the Cité du Cinéma in the French capital. Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber were also present to collect their awards for finishing in second and third place respectively. "When I think of the times I’ve experienced with the team over the last few years, […]

Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013

FIA confirms re-election of Jean Todt

Jean Todt has officially been elected as the president of the FIA following an official vote in Paris. Todt was elected president in 2009 and will continue to act as the head of the FIA for the next four years. Todt was unopposed after the withdrawal of the only other candidate, David Ward. "Thank you for so strongly endorsing our Team," Todt said. "We are both humbled and proud to have your trust to guide our great organisation for another four years."  

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013

Horner wants Pirelli to return to 2012 tyres

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has suggested that Pirelli should revert to last year's tyres on safety grounds. Five drivers suffered tyre failures during the British Grand Prix, which was won by Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel's first set of tyres suffered from cuts, leading to Red Bull deliberately raising the tyre pressures for his next stint. An emergency meeting will be held in Paris on Wednesday in order for the FIA, Pirelli and the Sporting Working Group to discuss the problem. "The most important […]

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mercedes: Test conducted by Pirelli

Mercedes's lawyer Paul Harris QC has responded to accusations that their test following the Spanish Grand Prix was in breach of the sporting regulations. At the International Tribunal in Paris, Harris - speaking on behalf of Mercedes - says the team cannot be punished as the test was conducted by Pirelli. "This was not a test undertaken by Mercedes. They are critical words in text of Article 22 [of the FIA sporting regulations] - 'undertaken by'," said Harris according to BBC Sport. "The Pirelli test […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

International Tribunal preview - the details

Mercedes and Pirelli will face an International Tribunal in Paris on Thursday...

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ferrari president: We have faith in the FIA

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says his team has faith in the FIA with regards to next week's International Tribunal. Ferrari, along with Red Bull, protested against Mercedes after it emerged that the team conducted three days of tyre testing with Pirelli at the Circuit de Catalunya in May. The FIA has brought charges against both Mercedes and Pirelli and an International Tribunal will be held in Paris on June 20. "We have faith in the FIA," he said at the launch of Ferrari's new […]

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013

FIA confirms date for Mercedes/Pirelli hearing

The FIA has confirmed that the International Tribunal hearing regarding Mercedes and Pirelli will be held on June 20th. The tribunal will begin at 09:30 on Thursday 20th June in Paris. Despite the fact that the official protest was against Mercedes, the FIA statement confirms that Pirelli will also face the disciplinary procedure. "On 5 June 2013, further to protests lodged during the 2013 Monaco GP by Red Bull Racing and Ferrari Scuderia Team against cars n°9 and 10 (Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team) for […]

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mercedes tribunal set for June 20th

Mercedes is set to face the FIA's brand-new international tribunal in Paris on June 20 Mercedes will face the tribunal following a private test with Pirelli in May at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Several leading figures in the sport are expecting sanctions for Mercedes. Horner: Lack of transparency disappointing Brawn: Test was private, not secret Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Auto Motor und Sport that "a contract can't overrule a law." Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko told Blick "a fine and a […]

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012

Specialists clear Red Bull over 'rubber nose' saga

Three leading specialist publications have played down the 'rubber Red Bull' affair. Recent video footage depicted the Adrian Newey-penned RB8 with a decidedly bendy front nose tip, causing some outlets and fans to question the legality of the apparently 'rubber' construction. But writing in Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport, journalist Andrea Cremonesi said that "according to the FIA, everything is in order". "Word has arrived from Paris that the parts in question are not structural and are not subject to the rigid tests other parts […]

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cyril Abiteboul promoted to team principal of Caterham

Caterham F1 Team has today confirmed that Cyril Abiteboul has been promoted to the role of Team Principal with immediate effect. He will combine that role with his current responsibilities as CEO, a post he took up in September 2012. Tony Fernandes, Caterham Group Chairman: “Having launched our partnership with Renault in Paris on Monday the plan Kamarudin and I formed over three years ago for our automotive interests has come to fruition. The strategy for the establishment and growth of Caterham Group has now […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

'Customer cars' discussed at F1's Paris meeting

Jean Todt had a "constructive meeting" with Bernie Ecclestone and the twelve team bosses in Paris on Monday, the FIA said in a media statement. The meeting, at which a "fruitful and helpful debate" ensued, was to present the teams with the 2013 Concorde Agreement and "new conditions of entry". The FIA said it expects a "final settlement" in the "coming weeks". More detail emerged in the pages of Italy's Autosprint. The magazine said the meeting will continue on Tuesday, where it will be discussed […]