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No More Speed Limits!

The FIA granted approval to the Nürburgring's owners for seven proposed safety changes. After the upgrades, there will no longer be speed limits on the famous track for next year.


The FIA has revealed that Ferrari vetoed a proposed measure to institute a maximum price which engine suppliers could charge independent F1 teams, prompting it to look for an outside supplier.


Toyota is proving the power of a modern LMP1 car by using its six megajoules of regenerative braking to cook breakfast for 171 people.


In advance of the upcoming global conference on road safety, the FIA has released this short film called Save Kids Lives, directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson of Transporter and The Fifth Element fame.


The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has approved the contract for Michelin to continue supplying the tires for Formula E through Season 5 that ends in 2019.


The FIA has mandated a new wastegate in the exhaust systems of Formula One cars to make them sound better. It also released a revised calendar for the 2016 World Championship.


The FIA, ACO, and IMSA have named four chassis constructors that will be authorized to provide all the LMP2 prototypes at Le Mans and the four series in which they compete around the world, all powered by a single engine and electronics system.


Azerbaijan Added To F1 Calendar, Paris to Formula E, New LMP2 & WRC Regulations Approved

The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has announced a vast array of changes for the future of racing, including a new F1 calendar and revised regulations for LMP2 and WRC, among others.


Michelin confirmed that it has submitted its bid for the exclusive contract to supply tires to Formula One, pitting it against the current supplier Pirelli as the FIA weighs competing offers.


The FIA has opened up the application process for prospective new teams interested in joining the Formula One grid in time for the 2016 or 2017 world championship.


The Formula One Strategy Group has voted to bring back mid-race refueling, louder engines and faster cars in time for the 2017 championship in order to increase the spectacle and level of competition in F1.


FIA president Jean Todt can now add another title to his prestigious resume, joining the United Nations as its special envoy for road safety.


The FIA held its hearing over the cocaine derivative found in Franck Montagny's system at the Formula E race in Malaysia last November, banning him from racing for two years.


Any hope of rescuing the 2015 German Grand Prix ground to a halt when the FIA has officially removed it from the Formula One Championship for this year after negotiations with both the Nürburgring and Hockenheim bore no fruit.


Proposals to radically change the rule book in time for the 2016 Formula One World Championship have been postponed by another season as the relevant parties fail to come to an agreement at a meeting in Geneva.


Finding advantage in the regulations can make the difference between winning and losing in Formula One, so after Mercedes was found to have an unfair edge, Ferrari and Renault found a way to close it. That left Honda in the dust, but now it's been brought on board as well.


Porsche is giving the 919 Hybrid a design overhaul for the 2015 racing season in hopes of finding more success than last year. The first images released by the company show a simple horizontal intake running across the front of the coupe and gills along the car's sides. Power still comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged V4, plus an electric motor for the front axle.


Last time we rode with Chris Harris we were shotgun in the tan leather seat of his used-yet-immaculate Ferrari FF. This time we're strapped into a black racing bucket of a filthy Porsche 911 rally car, one that led Harris to effuse, "I don't think I've driven a more exciting car this year, hypercars included."


A member of European Parliament has written to the European Commission, asking it to review the FIA and how the small teams in the sport are treated. The FIA appears to have breached an agreement it made with European regulators in 2001, and the F1 Strategy Group is accused of running teams and support companies out of business.


Still hoping for your big shot at making it into F1? The criteria just got more difficult to get the FIA Superlicense required for competing. And under the new criteria, Max Verstappen wouldn't make the cut.


Last year's Formula One regulations lead to some seriously strange, if not downright phallic nosecones. But next year, they should be gone, thanks to revised regulations designed more for safety than aesthetics.

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