Fédération Internationale De L'Automobile

Race club reckless, member says

A Hong Kong Automobile Association general committee member has slammed the organisation over the safety standards it employs at its motor sport events, saying a lack of experience among race officials will eventually result in a tragic accident.

Saturday, 13 August, 2011, 12:00am

Ecclestone richly blessed but no angel

If you were a little puzzled about Bernie Ecclestone's sudden about-face over the running of the Bahrain Grand Prix recently, you could do worse than read a new biography of F1's supremo. No Angel by Tom Bower is a hefty tome produced with the Ecclestones' blessing that shines a light into a life that is often surrounded by secrecy and mystery.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

FIA 'must share blame for parts, tyres blunder'

Macau officials said yesterday that the FIA, the world governing body, had to share the blame for the logistical blunder which left all teams in the FIA World Touring Car Championship stranded in the pits on Thursday.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

FIA needs simple rules, not silly ones, to make F1 fun

Sometimes you just wish that Formula One could have the simple rules of, say, football. Since the Football Association codified the game in the 19th century, not a great deal has changed. Granted, you can't barge the keeper into the net and claim a goal, and you can't pick up a back-pass anymore.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am



1 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Post it, or take it at source

Our 'Cheek of the Month' award goes to FIA Business News Briefing.

Those initials stand for 'Financial Intelligence Agency'.

They put out a newsletter on the markets. We've been browsing their Hong Kong summary.

It features the usual neat lines of market figures. However, there's also a touch of text.

4 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

End of road

Paris: The China Rally was removed from the 2000 World Championship calendar by motorsport's ruling body, FIA. The event was scheduled to be held from September 7-10 but was put in doubt when the sponsors pulled out in March.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Zhuhai to ask FIA for extension

Zhuhai will appeal to FIA, the sport's world governing body, to extend this year's Formula One calendar to 17 rounds if the southern Chinese city fails to win super status in 1998.

18 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Schumacher ruling panned by the press

The British press yesterday slammed as 'scandalous' the decision by the ruling body of world motorsport not to impose penalties of race bans or a fine on German ace Michael Schumacher.

'The fudging fools . . . have left the door open for any driver to shunt off anyone in his way, safe in the knowledge that he can hide behind the Schumacher ruling,' said The Sun newspaper.

13 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

China Rally hopes to win FIA stamp for 1999 World Championship

The 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally which will be staged for the last time in October this year, will be replaced by a new event next year which organisers hope will have World Rally Championship status within two or three years.

9 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Doubts over Zhuhai F1 bid

A SENIOR official of motorsport's governing body, the FIA, yesterday gave only qualified support to China's bid to stage a leg of the Formula One World Championship in 1997.

20 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Change of date benefits HK fans

ORGANISERS of this year's 555 Hong Kong to Beijing Rally have confirmed dates for the event which will become the fifth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship.

18 May 1995 - 12:00am

FIA 'to blame' for tragedies

HAVING been involved in motor racing, as an entrant, driver and organiser for over 20 years of my life, I think I have the right to put some of the blame for the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger on to FIA - the main body responsible for the control of Formula racing and the organisers at Imola.

9 May 1994 - 12:00am