FIA climb down from 'over the top' cost cap policing

Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski has said the FIA are rethinking their approach on how to police the cost cap in Formula 1. In their quest to provide a more competitive series, Formula 1 has introduced a budget cap which will also act as a sustainable model for all teams

IMSA, FIA, ACO Agree on Technical Specs for Single Prototype Design

In January of 2020 at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona, IMSA, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) revealed a plan that would accomplish something that the industry, the racers and fans have been clamoring for lo these many years:

City Car of the Year 2021: Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is the 2021 Auto Express City Car of the Year, with the Hyundai i10 and Volkswagen up! commended Small really is beautiful when it comes to the winner of our city car crown. Cheeky looks, compact dimensions, an upmarket interior and advanced infotainment all play a part

FIA intervene to slow down pit stops with new ruling

The FIA will introduce a new technical directive to force teams to slow down their pit stops as of the Hungarian GP. With refuelling a thing of the past when it comes to Formula 1 pit stops, teams have over the years refined their work to the point where sub

Max Verstappen wants FIA to switch focus to front wings

With the saga on flexible rear wings now settled, Max Verstappen has called on the FIA to take a look at the front wings. Mercedes and Red Bull are going head-to-head in the battles for the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships, and the rivalry heated up when Mercedes took issue with

FIA clear Ferrari of foul play over Charles Leclerc crash | Planet F1

F1 race director Michael Masi says the Monaco Grand Prix stewards did assess whether Charles Leclerc might have deliberately crashed in qualifying. But they swiftly decided there had been nothing sinister about the accident which safeguarded the Ferrari driver’s pole position. In the end, it was all academic because Leclerc

FIA to carry out 'deeper technical checks' in 2021

During the 2021 season, one car at each grand prix will be randomly selected for “deeper technical checks”, the FIA have informed the teams. Ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, which gets the new season underway at 18.00 local time on Sunday, race stewards explained how the process will work

FIA not looking to balance engine performance | Planet F1

The FIA do not feel they will need to intervene to converge the different power units in Formula 1 under the engine freeze. It was Red Bull who first began campaigning for a stop to engine development. With Honda leaving Formula 1 at the end of 2021, Red Bull want

FIA reveals Hamilton exchange over Monza pitlane penalty

Formula 1 steward Garry Connelly has revealed details of the exchange between Lewis Hamilton and the FIA following his penalty during last year’s Italian GP. Hamilton was leading the Monza race when Kevin Magnussen’s Haas stopped on track between Parabolica and the pitlane, triggering a safety car. Hamilton was duly

FIA Rally Star Gamer to Racer Competition Starts February 13

The FIA Rally Star competition announced last year will get underway in the coming weeks, with the hopes of finding a future World Rally champion via digital motorsport. There’s five phases to the FIA Rally Star event, culminating in two full seasons in the Junior World Rally Championship for three