- Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
name = Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
size = 180px
abbreviation = FIA
20 June, 1904
Motorists' issues Motorsports
Place de la Concorde
membership = 222 member organisations worldwide
language = English
leader_title = President
main_organ = General Assembly
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website = [http://www.fia.com www.fia.com]
remarks =The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR) on
June 20, 1904to represent the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users. To the general public, the FIA is mostly known as the governing body for many motor racing events.
Headquartered at 8, Place de la Concorde, Paris, the FIA consists of 213 national member organisations in 125 countries worldwide. [ [http://www.fia.com/thefia/Organisation/organisation.html FIA homepage - organisation] May 16, 2007] Its current president is
As is the case with football's
FIFA, the FIA is generally known by its French name and acronym, even in English-speaking countries, but is occasionally rendered as "International Automobile Federation".
The Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR) was founded in Paris on
June 20, 1904.
In 1922, the FIA delegated the organisation of automobile racing to the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI), an autonomous committee that later became the
Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile(FISA). A restructuring of the FIA in 1993 led to the disappearance of the FISA, putting motor racing under direct management of the FIA.
In 1946 the true history of
Formula Onebegan in with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's (FIA's) standardisation of rules.
In 1950, the FIA organised the first World Championship for Drivers, known today as the
Formula OneWorld Championship for Drivers.
In 1953, the FIA created the
World Sportscar Championship, the first points series for sports car racingin the world. This championship, under various names, was solely for manufacturers up to and including 1980. From 1981, a Drivers' Championship title was also awarded and from 1985 the manufacturers' title was replaced by a Teams Championship. The last World Sportscar Championship titles were awarded in 1992.
In 1973, the FIA organised the first World Rally Championship. The
42nd Auto Rally of Monte-Carlobecame the first ever FIA World Rally Championshipevent.
In 1987, the FIA sanctioned the first
World Touring Car Championship. Initially a one-off series, the title was revived in 2005.
In 1993, the
National Hot Rod Associationwas officially recognized by the FIA World Motorsports Council and the FIA Drag Racing Commission was formed.
In 2008, the Nostalgia Hot Rod Association was officially recognized by both the FCC and the FIA as an independent entity.
The FIA General Assembly is The Federation's supreme governing body, consisting of the presidents of the FIA's numerous member clubs.
The head of the FIA and chairman of the General Assembly is the President. The President is elected to a four-year term by the FIA General Assembly, and from October 2005 onward will not be permitted to serve more than two terms. The current President, who took office in 1993 and began his fourth term in 2005, is
The 10-member FIA Senate consists the President of the Senate; the current and previous Presidents of the FIA; the Deputy President for the FIA Mobility and the Automobile group; the Deputy President for FIA Sport group; and five further members elected by the General Assembly. From FIA Statue #17: "The Senate takes the decisions required by the management of the FIA when circumstances do not permit a meeting of the Committee or of the World Councils, especially in cases of emergency; decisions thus taken must be confirmed during the next meeting of the Committee or of the relevant World Council."
The Senate also makes accounting and budget decisions, preparing draft budgets for the World Councils. The Senate forms sub-Committees on subjects such as Commercial Promotions, in order to make recommendations and review proposals.
The FIA World Council for Mobility and the Automobile governs all non-sporting FIA activities, and is headed by the Deputy President for Mobility and the Automobile.
FIA World Motor Sport Councilgoverns all the sporting events regulated by the FIA. It is also responsible for the promotion of safety in worldwide motorsport, the encouragement of standardized regulations, and the promotion of motorsport in new markets, including developing countries. The council consists of the FIA President, and Deputy President, seven FIA vice-presidents, and 17 other members. The seventeen others must represent a national sporting authority for at least one international event.
The FIA International Court of Appeal is the final appeal tribunal for international motor sport. It resolves disputes brought before it by any of motorsport’s National Sporting Authorities world-wide, or by the President of the FIA. It can also settle non-sporting disputes brought by national motoring organizations affiliated to the FIA.
Other organisations and posts include the Mobility and Automobile commissions, sporting commissions, the FIA Deputy President for Sport, and the FIA Secretariat.
Martin Brundlewrote a column in the Sunday Timesentitled "Witch-hunt threatens to spoil world title race" in this he accused the FIA of a witch-hunt against McLaren. The World Motor Sport Council has responded by issuing a writ against the Sunday Times on charges of libel [ [http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_2956296,00.html WMSC charges Sunday Times with libel] ] . Brundle hit back saying that "I have earned the right to have an opinion" and suggesting the writ was a "warning sign to other journalists" [ [http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_2956314,00.html Brundle hits back at FIA] ] .The 2007 Formula One espionage controversyinvolved espionage accusations against McLarenwho was accused of stealing secrets from Ferrari.
This was the latest in a long line of situations in which the FIA has been perceived as making decisions which are biased towards Ferrari and its drivers, particularly Michael Schumacher. Examples have included a succession of penalties for McLaren and its driver
Lewis Hamiltonin 2008, failure to disqualify illegal Ferraris at the 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix(thereby ensuring that Eddie Irvine retained a chance of winning that year's championship), failing to prevent the 2005 US Grand Prixtyre pullout, issuing minimal punishments for the team orders of 2002's races in Austria and America, and not issuing an on-track penalty for Felipe Massabeing released into the path of Adrian Sutilat the 2008 Valencia Grand Prix.
The latest controversy occurred in the
2008 Belgian Grand Prixwhere Lewis Hamiltonwas given a 25-second penalty 2 hours after the race because he was deemed to have 'cut the chicane and gained an advantage' in duelling with Kimi Raikkonen. As a result Ferraridriver Felipe Massawon the race and Hamilton placed 3rd, meaning that the Hamilton's lead in the drivers table was reduced to two points over Massa instead of being extended to 8.
In 2008, accusations surfaced that FIA President Max Mosley was involved in scandalous sexual behavior. Following a June, 2008 decision of the FIA to retain Max Mosley as president, the German branch of the FIA, the
ADAC(the largest European motoring body), announced, "We view with regret and incredulity the FIA general assembly's decision in Paris, confirming Max Mosley in office as FIA president." It froze all its activities with the FIA until Max Mosley leaves office. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7430939.stm BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | Mosley stays on as FIA president ] ] Press reports also claimed that Bernie Ecclestone was investigating creating a rival to the Formula 1 series due to the scandal.
Autosport: July 26 2007- page 8-9.
List of FIA events
List of FIA member organisations
* [http://www.fia.com/ The FIA's official website]
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