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2018-12-08 00:43:00


The winners of this 12 months’s FIA Championships have been topped in a spectacular 2018 FIA Prize Giving ceremony in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The celebrities of world motor sport gathered within the Grand Corridor of the historic St Petersburg Philharmonia for a glittering night celebrating a number of exceptional sporting achievements.
 
Spotlight of the annual gala present was the presentation of the FIA Components One World Drivers’ Championship Trophy to Lewis Hamilton.
 
The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Group driver made historical past in 2018, turning into solely the third driver to assert 5 championship wins, matching the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio and shutting in on seven-time title-winning nice Michael Schumacher. Hamilton took a complete of 11 victories through the 12 months, completed off the rostrum on simply three events and solely as soon as missed out on factors throughout the marketing campaign’s 21 races.
 
The Briton was pushed exhausting for a lot of the season by chief title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, however 4 consecutive grand prix victories after the game’s conventional August break handed Hamilton a commanding championship lead and on the Mexican Grand Prix fourth place was sufficient to seal a exceptional fifth F1 crown with two rounds in hand.
 
The Components One Constructors’ title, in the meantime, went to the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Group for the fifth consecutive time.
 
Commenting on the staff’s success, Mercedes Group Principal Toto Wolff mentioned: “It was an unbelievable season. Did I benefit from the battle with Ferrari? No, I didn’t, it’s actually robust. However If I look again, I wouldn’t have finished it some other method. It’s what Components 1 is all about. It’s the head of motor racing and also you count on your opponents to be very sturdy. In the long run it makes the tip outcome much more satisfying.”
 
In rallying, Sébastien Ogier and Co-Driver Julien Ingrassia went one higher than the F1 champion, with the French pairing touchdown their sixth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title.
 
Competing as soon as once more with Ford-backed privateer M-Sport squad, the French crew emerged triumphant after an epic battle with Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul that went all the way down to the ultimate phases of the final spherical in Australia.
 
Ogier and Ingrassia took three wins from the primary 4 rounds, however a troublesome mid-season spell that allowed Neuville to realize the higher hand. Victory at Wales Rally GB and second place on the penultimate spherical in Spain, gave the M-Sport pair a slim lead and fifth place in Australia, as an accident pressured Neuville out, was sufficient to take the title.
 
Sébastien Ogier mentioned: “It was an intense season. The suspense was there proper to the final second of the season and to come back out because the winner once more was an excellent feeling. I believe Rally Wales GB was the turning level. There have been three rallies to go and we had been 23 factors behind the leaders. We wanted a robust outcome and successful Rally GB was actually vital, for the factors, but in addition mentally. I imagine that from this second on the strain was on their shoulders. Everyone knows that psychology has a giant impact in sport and we simply managed to be stronger within the final a part of the season.”
 
Like Ogier’s victory, compatriot Jean-Eric Vergne’s FIA Components E triumph was one other giant-killing act, because the privateer TECHEETAH staff driver powered to the title forward of a number of manufacturer-backed squads, together with eventual staff champions Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.
 
The important thing to Vergne’s victory lay in his metronomic consistency. Whereas the Frenchman stood on the highest step of the rostrum 4 instances, it was the truth that he completed within the factors in each one of many season’s 12 races that earned him a primary Components E crown with 54 factors in hand.
 
Reflecting on beating Components E’s main producers, Vergne mentioned: “It gave me an enormous quantity of satisfaction and the staff did a superb job. No one ought to overlook that we began from scratch only some years in the past. What we now have been in a position to obtain is completely excellent. We didn’t have the quickest automobile, we’re a personal staff, with the smallest price range – it was an excellent achievement for the blokes within the staff.”
 
Johan Kristoffersson this 12 months took his second consecutive FIA World Rallycross Championship title and the Swede’s 2018 title win was much more emphatic than his first. In 2017 he received seven instances on his strategy to the highest of the general standings however this time, nevertheless, Kristoffersson was virtually invincible and he solely missed out on victory as soon as within the 12-rounds of the championship.
 
“It’s been an incredible season,” mentioned the motive force from the staff’s title-winning PSRX Volkswagen Sweden squad. “It’s difficult to get the sensation of how nice it truly was. Going to each spherical with the goal of having the ability to struggle for the win however to have the ability to pull off 11 out of 12 in a sport like Rallycross, with the competitors on the stage it was this 12 months, it shouldn’t be doable to do it, however we did!”
 
Various particular FIA awards had been additionally handed out in St Petersburg.
 
The Rookie of the Yr prize, voted for by members of the FIA Drivers’ Fee, was received for the second 12 months in a row by Components One star Charles Leclerc.
 
The Monegasque racer picked up the 2017 for his march to final 12 months’s Components 2 title and this outing Leclerc was handed the award for the standard of his transition to the highest stage, Components One.
 
Competing with a Sauber F1 staff that was returning to competitiveness after a fallow interval, Leclerc managed to complete within the factors on new fewer than 10 events, scoring a finest results of sixth place behind the drivers of the game’s high three groups on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Leclerc’s excellent 2018 performances had been rewarded with a 2019 step as much as Ferrari alongside four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
 
The Persona of the Yr award, voted for by completely accredited media from the FIA’s main championship, was offered to five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
 
The Motion of the Yr prize, voted for by followers of motor sport by way of the FIA’s on-line channels, was offered to WRC star Teemu Suninen, whose epic save from an virtually sure crash throughout Rally Finland was deemed to be essentially the most unbelievable second of the 12 months.
 
In the meantime, Mercedes Group Principal Toto Wolff and the staff’s Non-Govt Director Niki Lauda received the President’s Award for his or her efforts in securing a fifth consecutive Components One Constructors’ title. The achievement makes Mercedes solely the second staff in F1 historical past to succeed in 5 titles in succession, with arch rivals Ferrari recording six-in-a-row from 1999-2004. Wolff was available to gather the award from FIA President Jean Todt, as Lauda continues his recuperation following main surgical procedure.
 
The FIA’s stars of the longer term had been additionally honoured in St Petersburg, with champions from throughout the motor sport spectrum accumulating their trophies.  
 
Within the FIA Components three European Championship, Mick Schumacher, son of F1 legend Michael, was victorious. The rising star had a difficult begin to 2018 however finally unlocked new ranges of tempo to take eight wins on his strategy to the title.
 
CIK-FIA World Karting Champions Victor Bernier, Patrik Hájek and Lorenzo Travisanutto had been additionally awarded their trophies.
 
The ultimate applause of the 12 months was, in fact, fittingly reserved for F1 Champion Hamilton, and with the curtain introduced down on one other sensational season, preparations are already nicely underway for what’s going to absolutely be one other nice 12 months for motor sport in 2019.



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Human Rights Day 2018 | Federation Internationale de l’Vehicle – NEWPAPER24

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2018-12-10 09:30:00

FIA and its President, Jean Todt, rejoice the 70th anniversary of the Common Declaration of Hunam Rights and recall their dedication to the promotion, safety and realization of the total vary of human rights. 

 

As a federation, we don’t tolerate any apply, angle or conduct that could be in any method detrimental to the dignity of the contributors to the FIA actions. This suggests a zero-tolerance strategy in direction of discrimination, harassment and our stand for the total safety of the bodily and psychological integrity of the contributors to the FIA actions (Artwork. 1 of the FIA Code of Ethics). The FIA explores all potential methods in direction of the safety of human rights, considering the growing consciousness of such associated points.



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A brand new period dawns for FIA Method E Championship in Saudi Arabia – NEWPAPER24

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2018-12-12 11:11:00

New automobiles and new laws for the primary race of fifth season on the Advert Diriyah E-Prix this weekend

The ABB FIA Method E Championship races into a brand new period this weekend (15 December) because the Advert Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia units the fifth season of electrical road racing in movement.

The largest grid in Method E historical past will line up on Saturday afternoon, as 22 drivers racing for 11 groups will go all-out to resolve the primary winner within the FIA Method E Gen2 automotive. Along with a raft of latest laws, the championship is poised for its most enjoyable and unpredictable season but.

Acquainted Faces, New Challengers

Method E welcomes quite a few new groups into the fold in season 5, with HWA RACELAB coming in as an all-new entity, whereas Nissan e.dams takes over from former triple-champion squad Renault e.dams and BMW provides full producer help to the Andretti squad for the primary time to create BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

Along with the brand new groups come new drivers. Each of HWA’s challengers are Method E debutants, with Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne each bringing a wealth of motor sport expertise to this new enterprise. Oliver Rowland joins former Method E champion Sebastien Buemi at Nissan, whereas Alexander Sims companions Antonio Felix da Costa for BMW.

The ultimate Method E rookies becoming a member of the grid this weekend might be Maximilian Gunther, who strains up alongside Jose Maria Lopez at GEOX DRAGON, and Venturi’s new signing Felipe Massa pairs up with Edoardo Mortara.

A number of drivers who’ve competed within the all-electric championship earlier than are returning for full-season campaigns. Robin Frijns will be a part of Sam Hen at Envision Virgin Racing, Tom Dillmann strains up alongside Oliver Turvey at NIO Method E Workforce. Jerome D’Ambrosio swaps fits for this 12 months as he strikes to Mahindra, finishing a substantial shake-up of the 2018/19 grid.

Click on right here to view the complete entry record.

The long-awaited debut of the Gen2

Along with the brand new runners and riders for the approaching 12 months, this weekend can even see the vastly anticipated first race for the FIA Method E Gen2 – the beautiful automotive which represents an enormous leap ahead in expertise made by the championship in simply 4 years of racing.

The putting bodywork homes a battery with virtually double the capability of the primary technology, which means that the drivers will not have to make mid-race automotive swaps and can have extra energy at their disposal.

With an unrivalled 9 of the world’s high automotive producers homologating their very own powertrains for the 2018/19 marketing campaign, the race to take advantage of energy-efficient system doable creates an exhilarating technical problem for the groups and ends in an unmatched motor sport spectacle on the monitor.

Discover the complete specification for the Gen2 automotive under…

New laws shake up the battleground

With an all-new automotive comes a brand new sporting problem, with some vital adjustments to the laws making certain that the signature on-track motion of Method E will proceed on into this new period.

Firstly, the races will not be run to a set variety of laps, however to a time restrict of 45 minutes +1 Lap. It will make power administration extra of a problem, particularly within the occasion of a full course yellow or security automotive interval which may probably alter the entire variety of racing laps inside the 45 minute window.

The drivers will now have to make use of two totally different energy modes throughout every race, with transient durations of an ‘assault mode’ obtainable which should be armed and activated by getting into a chosen zone off the racing line. The variety of activations and period of assault mode might be launched by the FIA no later than one hour earlier than the beginning of the race.

The variety of drivers allotted FanBoost (further further power of most 100 kJ (energy minimal 240 kW, most 250 kW, and time to be managed by the workforce), will enhance from three to 5. The profitable drivers might be allotted one increase, for use as soon as after the 22nd minute of the race.

Click on right here to search out out extra concerning the new laws.

Security requirements at an all-time excessive

Together with the technological improvements boasted by the brand new Gen2, the automobiles additionally include the most recent in security improvements, that includes the halo head safety system.

Drivers should additionally put on biometric gloves each time they get behind the wheel, which give key data to medical workers ought to a driver rescue be needed.



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APRC – New Format and Extra Occasions for APRC 2019 – NEWPAPER24

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2018-12-12 11:04:00


The FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship plans a serious change to its format, designed to scale back the price of logistics and add worth to the FIA APRC title, by creating extra competitors.

The brand new format will see the 2019 championship determined at a ‘grand’ ultimate, anticipated this 12 months to be the India Rally (30 Nov – 1 Dec). For a competitor to qualify for the ultimate they need to enter any two APRC ‘Cup’ occasions within the Pacific or Asia, occasions that may have the extra standing of being rounds of both the FIA APRC Pacific Cup or the FIA APRC Asia Cup.

FIA APRC Working Group President Vicky Chandhok may be very happy with the prospects for the longer term, “We’re getting there!! We have organised a really radical change which is a brand new & vibrant format for the FIA APRC Rally Championship. These are thrilling instances with Indonesia coming again into the APRC and Australia including their identify to the listing of occasions”.

The championship kicks off with a double header in New Zealand on the a few of the world’s finest rally roads, beginning with the South Island primarily based Otago Rally in April, adopted three weeks later by Rally Whangarei within the higher North Island. Australia will host FIA Pacific Cup occasions in Tasmania & Ballarat, Victoria.

For the primary time in nineteen years the APRC returns to Medan in Indonesia, a location final utilized in 2000. Following Rally of Medan in July, one month later is the Rally of Johor in Malaysia, offering rivals with two occasions in Asia, which might be in shut proximity.

Rally Hokkaido, Japan follows in September, China Rally in Longyou in October, earlier than heading to India for the finale.

There’s already important curiosity from rivals who now have the chance to compete in an internationally recognised and FIA sanctioned rally competitors, with out the large logistics prices beforehand incurred.

The 2019 APRC calendar dates can be confirmed, together with ultimate rules early within the New Yr. Extra info out there at FIAAPRC.com.



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