The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (English translation: International Automobile Federation; commonly abbreviated to FIA) is an international body which governs many forms of international motorsport including Formula One (and its feeder series'), WTCC and World Rally Championship. Founded in 1904 as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR; English translation: International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs), the non-profit organisation is currently headed by ex-Ferrari team boss, Jean Todt.
History of the FIA in Formula OneEdit
Beginning in 1946, the FIA have been the primary governing body of Formula One. Grand Prix motor racing had existed in some form since the 1920s, however in 1946 the FIA first defined the existence of a primary "Formula" with its own rules of competition. The first race under the new regulations was the 1946 Turin Grand Prix. Four years later, the FIA created the premise of the first Drivers' World Championship to be held in 1950 as a parallel to the Motorcycle World Championships which had been formed a year earlier. A Constructors' Championship was introduced in 1958. Formula One has been governed by the FIA ever since.
Role of the FIA in Formula OneEdit
The FIA are responsible for setting and changing rules in Formula One. It is also responsible for the mitigation of disputes within the Formula, collection of membership fees and distribution of prize monies. The latter two of these are governed by the Concorde Agreement, a highly secret contract held between the FIA and Formula One Teams' Association.
- President: Jean Todt
- President of the Senate: Nicolas Craw
- Deputy President, Sport: Graham Stoker
- Deputy President, Mobility: Brian Gibbons
Vice Presidents for SportEdit
- Middle East: Nasser Khalifa Al-Atya
- Africa: Surinder Thatthi
- North America: José Abed
- South America: Hugo Mersan
- Asia-Pacific: Morrie Chandler
- Europe: Morrie Boeri
- Europe: Carlos Garcia Fuertes
- AIACR presidents
- FIA presidents
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