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The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established in 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile logo. ...


Headquartered at 8, Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, it consists of 207 national member organisations in 122 countries worldwide. Its current president is Max Mosley. Jump to: navigation, search The Place de la Concorde seen from the Pont de la Concorde; in front, the Obelisk, behind, the Rue Royale and the Church of the Madeleine; on the left, the Hôtel de Crillon. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Max Mosley has been president of the influential FIA since 1991. ...


For the general public the FIA is mostly known as the governing body for certain major motor racing events.


For a long time the FIA delegated the organisation of automobile racing to the CSI (Commission Sportive Internationale), an autonomous committee that later became the FISA (Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile). A restructuring of the FIA lead to the disappearance of the FISA, putting motor racing under direct manangement of the FIA.


As is the case with soccer'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. Jump to: navigation, search The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, universally known by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of football (soccer). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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Structure

  • FIA General Assembly – the Federation's supreme governing body, consisting of the presidents of the FIA's numerous member clubs.
    • FIA President – also serves as chairman of the General Assembly
      • FIA Deputy President for Mobility and the Automobile
        • FIA World Council for Mobility and the Automobile – governs all non-sporting FIA activities
        • Mobility and Automobile commissions
      • FIA Deputy President for Sport
  • FIA Senate
  • FIA International Court of Appeal
  • FIA Secretariat

The FIA General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile. ... The President of the FIA is the central figure in the administration of the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile. ... The FIA World Motor Sport Council is the governing body of all international motorsport activities regulated by the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile. ...

Event History

In 1950, the FIA organised the first World Championship for race car drivers in racing events, known today as Formula One. This article recaps the inaugaral 1950 Formula One season. ... The inaugural Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. ...


In 1955, the FIA created the World Endurance Championship, the first points series for sports car racing in the world. This championship only had scoring for manufacturers until 1981. From 1982, with the new Group C prototype regulations, a drivers championship was added. Jump to: navigation, search 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GTP sports cars racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1991 Sports car racing is a form of circuit racing, with purpose-built cars that nevertheless have enclosed wheel wells and often have closed cockpits. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Group C was a category of auto racing, and was introduced into sportscar racing by the FIA (the governing body of World motor racing) during the early 1980s. ...


In 1973, the FIA organised the first World Rally Championship. The Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo became the first ever FIA World Rally Championship event. This article recaps the 1973 Formula One season. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... The Monte Carlo Rally (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is a rally racing event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also organize the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and the Monaco Kart Cup. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a series of automobile rally races across the world, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ...


Events

The FIA currently regulates the following events:

  • FIA Formula One World Championship
  • FIA World Rally Championship
  • FIA World Touring Car Championship
  • FIA Formula 3000 Int. Championship
  • FIA GT Championship
  • CIK-FIA Karting World Championship
  • FIA European Touring Car Championship
  • FIA European Truck Racing Cup
  • FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup
  • FIA European Drag Racing Championship
  • FIA European Autocross Championship
  • FIA European Rallycross Championship
  • FIA Alternative Energies Cup
  • FIA European Hill Climb Championship
  • FIA International Hill Climb Challenge
  • FIA European Hill Climb Cup
  • FIA Historic Racing Championships
  • FIA Historic Rally Championship
  • FIA Historic Regularity Runs
  • FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship
  • FIA European Rally Cups
  • FIA Middle-East Rally Championship
  • FIA African Rally Championship
  • FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
  • FIA European Rally Championship

The inaugural Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a series of automobile rally races across the world, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ... A worldwide Touring Car championship organized by the FIA. Originally started in 1987 as a step forward from the long running ETCC (European Touring Car Championship) in a Group A format, with races held in Bathurst and Mount Fuji. ... Formula 3000 is a type of formula racing. ... FIA GT Championship The FIA world car racing series for Grand Touring cars. ... Jump to: navigation, search World Champion List 2000 Formula Super A - Davide Fore (Italy), Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridgestone 2000 Formula A - Colin Brown (Great Britain), Topkart/Parilla/Bridgestone 2000 Formula C - Gianluca Beggio (Italy), Birel/TM/Bridgestone 2001 Formula Super A - Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy), CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone 2002 Formula Super... The FIA European Hill Climb Championship is the most prestigious hillclimbing competition in Europe. ...

External links

  • The FIA's official website
  • A diagram of the structure of the FIA
  • Statutes of the FIA

 
 

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