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For the future of motorsports
The recent Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Sport Conference, held here in partnership with the Automobile Association of the Philippines, was a pretty big deal for our local motorsports scene. Not only was it hosted here, but it was
The future of endurance racing
The FIA has announced a new top class of racing for the World Endurance Championship to replace LMP1, and it is genuinely quite exciting: The new, modern prototypes will look like hypercars.Though the name has yet to be finalized-it'll
'PH has lots of competitive race drivers, well-trained marshals'
A big community of race drivers, good race tracks, capable race cars, and well-trained marshals. People usually say that these are what it takes to make motorsports in one country successful. They may be right.But Jean Todt, president of the
"Show me your car collection, I’ll show you mine."
For a developing country like the Philippines, being able to play host to the prestigious Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) 2018 FIA Sport Conference is like winning the lottery.We bested 17 other countries in the Asian region who
Safety over aesthetics
It's happening: Formula 1's governing body has confirmed the Halo safety device will be mandatory from 2018.Protecting drivers against head injuries has been debated a lot in recent years, and all manner of shields, screens and canopies have been
Your Christmas gift to yourself this year
You've seen the teaser video, and now we have more information on Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo Sport, the racing game that will surely consume Sony PlayStation owners' time this coming holiday season.It will be released on November 15, and
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Missing the faster race pace and the high-stakes pit drama of Formula 1 back when refueling was still allowed during races? Guess what--we just might see that again in 2017.In a bid to rectify the current F1 format's
Which ones are yours?
The buzz now in Formula 1 centers on the reported decision of the motorsport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, to ban helmet design changes within an F1 season. According to Reuters, the seemingly petty new rule
Read this if you're a fan
The 2014 Formula 1 season turned out to be a forgetful one for the Lotus F1 team. After finishing in fourth place for the constructors' title in 2013, the team ended the 2014 season at a lowly eighth place. And now, as
Starting with speed record over 24 hours
Mazda was at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany, last weekend as it sought to break 20 speed records, subject to the FIA's homologation.As part of the Japanese carmaker's run at the speed records, three Mazda 6 units
Let's all wish the man well
A couple of days ago, those watching the Japanese Grand Prix were shocked to learn about the horrific crash of Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi. Unfortunately, the official race coverage didn't have any video footage of the actual accident.Well, one
After crashing into a recovery vehicle
Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi suffered a "severe head injury" following his crash on the 42nd lap of the rain-stopped 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.Prior to Bianchi's accident, Sauber driver Adrian Sutil crashed on the outside of Turn 7. While
With titles in 2 different disciplines
The 2003 World Rally Championship titleholder Petter Solberg has entered the record books as the first FIA world champion to win in two different disciplines after scoring enough points in the 10th round to bag the inaugural World Rallycross Championship.With Solberg
1st FIA-sanctioned race on the track since 1983
As popular a track as the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit is, hardly any popular racing series runs on it these days. Currently, only the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nurburgring (or VLN, as it is popularly known) series organized by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC)
Argues our new writer
Racing fans place watching a live Formula 1 race high on their bucket list. As the pinnacle of motorsports, F1 offers a fantastic chance to watch the best cars and drivers duking it out on world-famous circuits. However, it is not
To ensure drivers set hot laps in final session
Those who've read our Formula 1 season primer in the March 2014 issue should already have a good knowledge of the mammoth changes in the sport's technical and sporting regulations this year. Good job--but you might want to add
With the help of Racelogic
The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile and the Guinness World Records are the two internationally recognized organizations that award land-speed records. Well, that hasn't stopped Hennessey Performance from staking its claim on the "world speed record for two-seat sports
Raises caution on global road safety crisis
Federation Internationale de l'Automobile president Jean Todt was here recently to open the "Asia-Pacific Drive Tourism Conference," held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.As president of the FIA, the Paris-based organization that governs 239 national motoring
Despite last season\'s tire-wear issues
Despite the tire-wear issues raised by Formula 1 teams during the 2013 season, Pirelli will continue as the racing series\' official tire supplier until 2016.In collaboration with the Federation Internationale de l\'Automobile and the Formula 1 teams, Pirelli will
To check if all systems are go
The Spark-Renault SRT_01E, the fully electric race car that will be used in the Federation Internationale de l\'Automobile\'s new Formula E series, has just completed its successful test debut held at the La Ferte Gaucher circuit near Choisy-le-
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