FIA, teams to discuss safety changes

FIA, teams to discuss safety changes

The FIA is set to meet with Formula 1 teams at Sochi Autodrom on Saturday morning to explore ways of ensuring that drivers slow down sufficiently under yellow flags, in the wake of Jules Bianchi's accident in Japan. Read more…

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  1. Friday 10 October 2014

  2. FIA, teams to discuss safety changes 21:38

    FIA, teams to discuss safety changes

    The FIA is set to meet with Formula 1 teams at Sochi Autodrom on Saturday morning to explore ways of ensuring that drivers slow down sufficiently under...

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  3. FIA releases more details of Bianchi crash 21:13

    FIA releases more details of Bianchi crash

    Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, released more details about the circumstances leading up to Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix accident during a press...

    F1
  4. Saturday 20 September 2014

  5. Full radio ban delayed to ensure 'fairness' 10:31

    Full radio ban delayed to ensure 'fairness'

    The FIA backtracked on its plans to introduce a full radio clampdown in Singapore to ensure "fairness". After announcing that all messages – via radio or...

    F1
  6. Monday 15 September 2014

  7. Radio clampdown also applies to pit boards 17:31

    Radio clampdown also applies to pit boards

    Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, has sent a fresh technical directive to teams confirming that the radio message restrictions from the Singapore Grand...

    F1
  8. Thursday 11 September 2014

  9. FIA restricts team radio transmissions 11:04

    FIA restricts team radio transmissions

    The FIA has restricted radio messages by banning all pit-to-car talk relating to car or driver performance. Race Director Charlie Whiting, who has acted...

    F1
  10. Wednesday 20 August 2014

  11. Formula 1 circuit in Sochi approved by FIA 11:43

    Formula 1 circuit in Sochi approved by FIA

    Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the new track in Sochi will be granted the necessary licence in order for it to stage the...

    F1
  12. Monday 14 July 2014

  13. Whiting: McLaren sparked standing restarts 02:17

    Whiting: McLaren sparked standing restarts

    Charlie Whiting has revealed that a discussion with McLaren resulted in the concept of standing restarts. The regulation, to be introduced next season,...

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  14. Sunday 13 July 2014

  15. Whiting praises Sochi circuit progress 09:41

    Whiting praises Sochi circuit progress

    Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has praised construction progress at the new Russian Grand Prix track within the grounds of Sochi's Winter Olympic...

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  16. Saturday 5 July 2014

  17. FIA issues track limits warning before qualifying 11:36

    FIA issues track limits warning before qualifying

    Charlie Whiting has issued a track limits warning ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Formula 1's Race Director says there will be a "zero...

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  18. Friday 4 July 2014

  19. Whiting: All teams 'enthusiastic' about standing restarts 09:36

    Whiting: All teams 'enthusiastic' about standing restarts

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting says that all 11 Formula 1 teams were in agreement with regards to the introduction of standing restarts from next...

    F1
  20. Sunday 22 June 2014

  21. FIA issues fresh Turn 8 warning for race 11:34

    FIA issues fresh Turn 8 warning for race

    The FIA has issued a fresh track limits warning ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, informing drivers that if they gain an advantage by running wide at Turn...

    F1
  22. Saturday 21 June 2014

  23. Times to be deleted for exceeding limits 10:35

    Times to be deleted for exceeding limits

    Drivers risk losing their lap times during Austrian Grand Prix qualifying if they stray too far off the track. As Formula 1 returned to Spielberg and the...

    F1
  24. Wednesday 28 May 2014

  25. Whiting suggests extra time after yellow flags 10:55

    Whiting suggests extra time after yellow flags

    Charlie Whiting suggests that qualifying should be extended if yellow flags appear in the closing stages of a session, in a bid to avoid the controversy...

    F1
  26. Sunday 23 March 2014

  27. Whiting prepared for exceptions to track limits rule 13:24

    Whiting prepared for exceptions to track limits rule

    Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has conceded that some exceptions will be made to the rule regarding the abuse of track limits during...

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  28. Tuesday 18 March 2014

  29. Whiting: Red Bull only have themselves to blame 17:39

    Whiting: Red Bull only have themselves to blame

    F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has confirmed Red Bull Racing was warned during the Australian Grand Prix that its fuel flow rate on Daniel Ricciardo’s R...

    F1
  30. Thursday 13 March 2014

  31. Teams could skip FP3 to preserve cars 10:42

    Teams could skip FP3 to preserve cars

    Formula 1 teams could skip final practice at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix to ensure that their cars are prepared to take part in qualifying, given...

    F1
  32. Whiting hints at relaxed 107 per cent rule 10:21

    Whiting hints at relaxed 107 per cent rule

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting expects the 107 per cent qualifying rule to be relaxed this season. As per Formula 1's current regulations, drivers who...

    F1
  33. Tuesday 11 February 2014

  34. FIA set to tweak nose regulations for 2015 15:29

    FIA set to tweak nose regulations for 2015

    Governing body the FIA is set to alter Formula 1's nose regulations ahead of the 2015 season. This year, teams have produced a variety of striking...

    F1
  35. Thursday 30 January 2014

  36. Whiting: New Lotus complies with the rules 13:03

    Whiting: New Lotus complies with the rules

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting has quashed suggestions that the Lotus E22 is illegal. Last week, the Enstone-based outfit published two digital...

    F1
  37. Monday 7 October 2013

  38. FIA to review Korea fire truck incident 11:23

    FIA to review Korea fire truck incident

    Governing body the FIA is set to study the events which unfolded in the wake of Mark Webber's fiery retirement during the closing stages of Sunday's Korean...

    F1
  39. Thursday 12 September 2013

  40. Whiting inspects Mexican F1 circuit 19:16

    Whiting inspects Mexican F1 circuit

    Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on Wednesday in preparation for the proposed return of the Mexican Grand P...

    F1
  41. Friday 23 August 2013

  42. Whiting refuses to allow more practice starts 06:00

    Whiting refuses to allow more practice starts

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting will not allow extra practice starts to be made during Friday practice at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, despite calls...

    F1
  43. Sunday 30 June 2013

  44. 'I almost red-flagged race'  – Whiting 19:15

    'I almost red-flagged race' – Whiting

    Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has revealed that the British Grand Prix was close to being red-flagged, with four drivers suffering left-rear tyre...

    F1
  45. Thursday 27 June 2013

  46. Fuel efficiency key in 2014, says Whiting 01:00

    Fuel efficiency key in 2014, says Whiting

    Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has stated his belief that fuel efficiency will be fundamental to success when the new era of engine regulations are...

    F1
  47. Tuesday 1 January 2013

  48. Whiting: People will get used to new engines 11:00

    Whiting: People will get used to new engines

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting is confident that Formula 1 supporters will quickly adapt to the sound of the turbo engines in 2014. In a bid to give the...

    F1
  49. Thursday 6 December 2012

  50. FIA confirms DRS usage tweaks for 2013 03:00

    FIA confirms DRS usage tweaks for 2013

    The FIA, Formula 1's governing body, has ratified the restriction of DRS to designated zones for all sessions from the 2013 season onwards. According to...

    F1
  51. Thursday 29 November 2012

  52. 'Vettel pass was legal' - FIA's Whiting insists 12:45

    'Vettel pass was legal' - FIA's Whiting insists

    FIA race director Charlie Whiting has insisted that Sebastian Vettel's overtake on Jean-Éric Vergne during last weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix was...

    F1
  53. Friday 16 November 2012

  54. FIA to restrict use of DRS from 2013 08:35

    FIA to restrict use of DRS from 2013

    Formula 1 governing body the FIA will restrict the use of the Drag Reduction System (DRS) from the 2013 season onwards, meaning drivers will only be able to...

    F1
  55. Wednesday 26 September 2012

  56. Whiting gives green light for Texas track 09:04

    Whiting gives green light for Texas track

    Charlie Whiting has cleared Austin’s Circuit of the Americas as fit to host the returning United States Grand Prix. The first F1 race in the country since 2...

    F1
  57. Tuesday 7 August 2012

  58. Whiting: Schumacher should know the rules 08:52

    Whiting: Schumacher should know the rules

    Charlie Whiting has hit out at Michael Schumacher, claiming the seven-time World Champion did not fully understand the Formula 1 regulations at the...

    F1
  59. Wednesday 11 July 2012

  60. Whiting hints at no ‘stepped noses’ next season 15:30

    Whiting hints at no ‘stepped noses’ next season

    FIA’s Charlie Whiting has hinted that we could see the last of the stepped noses at the end of 2012. Fans across the world have stated their displeasure of t...

    F1
  61. Tuesday 10 July 2012

  62. Austin officials encouraged by recent progress 08:26

    Austin officials encouraged by recent progress

    Circuit of The Americas workers are on schedule ahead of the venue's maiden Grand Prix later this year, with track President Steve Sexton stating that the...

    F1
  63. Wednesday 13 June 2012

  64. FIA’s Whiting visits Austin F1 circuit 08:54

    FIA’s Whiting visits Austin F1 circuit

    FIA technical delegate and Race Director Charlie Whiting paid his first trip to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas on Tuesday, ahead of this November’s ina...

    F1
  65. Friday 16 March 2012

  66. FIA plans to scrap stepped noses 05:04

    FIA plans to scrap stepped noses

    Formula 1 governing body the FIA is pushing to rid the sport of platypus-like front nose sections when the new set of technical regulations is introduced...

    F1
  67. Sunday 11 March 2012

  68. Interview with the FIA's Charlie Whiting 17:34

    Interview with the FIA's Charlie Whiting

    With a host of regulations changes being introduced for the 2012 Formula 1 season, who better to explain them all than Race Director Charlie Whiting? The...

    F1
  69. Thursday 23 February 2012

  70. Red Bull and Ferrari alter testing days 17:31

    Red Bull and Ferrari alter testing days

    Red Bull considered skipping the final day of this week’s Barcelona test in order to enjoy a private day at the Circuit de Catalunya next week, GPUpdate.net...

    F1
  71. Thursday 1 September 2011

  72. Indian circuit ‘exceeding expectations’ for FIA 14:52

    Indian circuit ‘exceeding expectations’ for FIA

    FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting was more than pleased with his latest inspection of India’s Buddh International Circuit on Thursday. The venue will h...

    F1
  73. Thursday 4 August 2011

  74. Indian track inspection delayed until September 13:44

    Indian track inspection delayed until September

    Formula 1 governing body the FIA will inspect India’s brand-new Buddh International Circuit on Thursday 1 September following a delay, according to the c...

    F1
  75. Thursday 14 July 2011

  76. Exhausts to be raised for 2012 14:27

    Exhausts to be raised for 2012

    Following several meetings of the Technical Working Group (TWG) at Silverstone last weekend, teams have agreed to raise the overall position of exhausts in...

    F1
  77. FIA confirms Valencia specification for engine maps 13:54

    FIA confirms Valencia specification for engine maps

    F1 governing body the FIA has officially confirmed what teams agreed at Silverstone, in that settings for engine mapping and diffusers will now be reverted...

    F1
  78. Saturday 9 July 2011

  79. We are at a disadvantage, says Horner 12:41

    We are at a disadvantage, says Horner

    Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner believes his team has been disadvantaged as a result of the recent blown diffuser clarifications made by the FIA’s C...

    F1
  80. FIA cuts Renault teams' diffuser allowance 10:16

    FIA cuts Renault teams' diffuser allowance

    Meetings are continuing at Silverstone during third free practice on Saturday morning, with Renault having been told by Formula 1 governing body the FIA...

    F1
  81. Monday 27 June 2011

  82. FIA to discuss red flag regulations 09:26

    FIA to discuss red flag regulations

    FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting has explained that Formula 1’s governing body is to discuss the sporting regulations involving red flag periods. In M...

    F1
  83. FIA’s Whiting explains engine mapping change 09:15

    FIA’s Whiting explains engine mapping change

    From the upcoming British Grand Prix, Formula 1 teams will no longer be able to make use of advanced engine mapping settings to reap lap time gains in...

    F1
  84. Saturday 21 May 2011

  85. Ferrari rear wing declared illegal 09:45

    Ferrari rear wing declared illegal

    Ferrari will be forced to use its Turkey-specification rear wing for the rest of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend after it was decided by the FIA that its new...

    F1
  86. Friday 20 May 2011

  87. Whiting: Two DRS zones for Montreal and Valencia 21:42

    Whiting: Two DRS zones for Montreal and Valencia

    There will be two DRS zones during the upcoming Canadian and European Grands Prix, FIA Technical Delegate Charlie Whiting has confirmed. For the race at...

    F1
  88. FIA to decide on legality of Ferrari rear wing 21:15

    FIA to decide on legality of Ferrari rear wing

    The FIA is in talks with Ferrari about the new rear wing that has been introduced by the Italian squad for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, with Technical...

    F1
  89. Diffuser protests possible, admits Whiting 19:01

    Diffuser protests possible, admits Whiting

    FIA Technical Delegate Charlie Whiting has explained that teams using clever off-throttle engine map settings to keep exhaust gases flowing over their cars'...

    F1
  90. Whiting holds meeting about engine mapping 17:26

    Whiting holds meeting about engine mapping

    Following Friday practice at the Circuit de Catalunya, FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting is heading a driver meeting in relation to engine mapping, with the...

    F1
  91. Friday 25 March 2011

  92. Moveable wings banned in wet conditions 02:50

    Moveable wings banned in wet conditions

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the newly-introduced DRS (Drag Reduction System) will now be banned during wet practice and qualifying...

    F1
  93. Wednesday 23 March 2011

  94. Shanghai circuit passes FIA track inspection 16:48

    Shanghai circuit passes FIA track inspection

    Next month’s Chinese Grand Prix has been given the go ahead by FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting after the circuit passed all of the necessary tests in o...

    F1
  95. Thursday 17 March 2011

  96. FIA's Whiting defends new rear wing 10:27

    FIA's Whiting defends new rear wing

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting has moved to defend the new Drag Reduction System (DRS) ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Many...

    F1
  97. Tuesday 12 October 2010

  98. Official: Korean GP will go ahead 08:00

    Official: Korean GP will go ahead

    The Korean Grand Prix was given the green light today after the FIA, the sport’s governing body, approved the 5.615-kilometre (3.5-mile) circuit. Th...

    F1
  99. Saturday 9 October 2010

  100. Force India: Qualifying decision the right one 07:59

    Force India: Qualifying decision the right one

    Force India’s Andy Stevenson is in no doubt that FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting was correct to postpone Suzuka’s qualifying session until Sunday morning,...

    F1
  101. Qualifying suspended until Sunday morning 07:23

    Qualifying suspended until Sunday morning

    Following a final FIA track inspection shortly before 3:20 pm local time at Suzuka, it has now been confirmed that qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix...

    F1
  102. Suzuka qualifying delayed for third time 06:53

    Suzuka qualifying delayed for third time

    It has been confirmed by FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting that a third half-hour delay has been put into place for qualifying at Suzuka, which is now...

    F1
  103. A further half-hour delay for Suzuka qualifying 06:23

    A further half-hour delay for Suzuka qualifying

    It has been confirmed at Suzuka that a further 30 minutes of delay has been added on Saturday, meaning qualifying will not begin until an hour later than...

    F1
  104. Suzuka qualifying delayed by 30 minutes 06:12

    Suzuka qualifying delayed by 30 minutes

    It has been confirmed that qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix will not begin until 2:30 pm local time at Suzuka, half an hour later than scheduled....

    F1
  105. Sunday morning qualifying possible at Suzuka 05:18

    Sunday morning qualifying possible at Suzuka

    It has been confirmed by FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting that qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix could be staged pre-race on Sunday morning, should...

    F1
  106. Wednesday 14 July 2010

  107. Whiting: We warned Ferrari three times 11:31

    Whiting: We warned Ferrari three times

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting has moved to deny claims that race stewards waited too long before handing out Fernando Alonso’s drive-through penalty at S...

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