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  • F1 - 2024 Bahrain GP Schedule of Press Conferences
    by aterzian on 2024년 02월 27일

    Sport newsWEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARYPress Conference: 1530hrsFernando Alonso (Aston Martin)Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)Lando Norris (McLaren)Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)Max Verstappen (Red Bull)Alex Albon (Williams) THURSDAY, 29 FEBRUARYPress Conference: 1630hrsFrédéric Vasseur (Ferrari)Zak Brown (McLaren)Toto Wolff (Mercedes)Laurent Mekies (Racing Bulls) TV Pen1705hrs FRIDAY, 1 MARCHPost-QualifyingTop three fastest drivers SATURDAY, 2 MARCHPost-RaceFirst three finishing drivers FIA Formula One World ChampionshipF1Bahrain Grand PrixSEASON 2024SportCircuit1SportFIA Formula One World ChampionshipCircuitSEASON 2024F1Bahrain Grand Prix00Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 11:35amTuesday, February 27, 2024 - 11:35am

  • Knowledge-led campaign: First United Against Online Abuse Scholarship recipients announced
    by aridsdillsmith on 2024년 02월 26일

    FIA news The four scholars will carry out Master’s by Research at Dublin City University with full funding from the FIA Foundation. Their work will help to improve understanding of online abuse against athletes and officials, providing a strong basis for the UAOA coalition’s ongoing efforts to drive behavioural and regulatory change. The new scholars are established researchers within their respective fields and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the UAOA Research Centre.   Ana Rodríguez Armendariz (Mexico) is a Deputy CMO at the F1 Mexico City Grand Prix. She has completed clinical placements at Hospital Zambrano Hellion, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and TecSalud Zambrano Hellion Hospital. She said: “This opportunity has deepened my appreciation for our sport's pioneers and their legacy of integrity and excellence. This scholarship allows me to further evolve our sport, particularly in combating online hate speech and fostering an inclusive, enlightened community. Our collective efforts are shaping a transformative legacy beyond the field.” Kimberley Wyllie (Scotland) joins the programme following Psychology Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Stirling and Heriot-Watt University. She currently works as a Managing Editor of the Women in a Man’s Race Magazine and actively participates in the UK Girls on Track programme. She said: “This opportunity from the FIA and DCU is something I genuinely didn't think I'd be able to participate in. It was one of the things I read about, thought I'd pop in an application anyways, but ultimately thought that there would be someone better out there. It's helped my confidence hugely and shown me that it's amazing what a little bit of self-belief can do. I can't wait to get started and join the United Against Online Abuse family. The only limit is yourself.” Roshni Gajjar (South Africa) is the Founder and Managing Director of StratAstute, a consulting firm based in South Africa, and Future Ones, a company providing STEM educational programmes for motorsport and allied industries. She has also served in various strategy and stakeholder-focussed roles in the financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, sports, and higher education sectors. Roshni said: “Sport fuels passion and exercises potential. In South Africa, Mandela demonstrated how “sport has the power to change the world... to inspire...to unite people in a way that little else does.” I am honoured and humbled to receive the FIA scholarship award. This opportunity presents a unique privilege to give back; to play my part in the global combat against online abuse. I hope to make a positive difference.” Maria Iuliano (Italy) works as a press officer at Italian motor sport governing body, ACI Sport SpA.She said: “Enrolling in the Master’s by Research programme at DCU Business School will enable me to thoroughly investigate online abuse, and I hope to make a significant impact with my work. This is crucial because, through research, we can contribute positively to sports, making it fairer and more inclusive for everyone while continuing to tackle discrimination.”FIA President, and Founding Patron of UAOA, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, said: “I am delighted to welcome our diverse scholarship group. United Against Online Abuse is a knowledge-led campaign, which puts research and insights at the heart of all its activities. Our scholars’ research will be key in helping us build a strong knowledge base in this historically under-researched area.” The UAOA Research Centre is partnered with the FIA University programme which promotes knowledge and research sharing across the international FIA network. The Research Centre is committed to driving inclusive global scholarships, which upskill researchers from around the world, particularly those outside the EU.Principal Investigator for UAOA, Professor David Hassan, said: “I would like to congratulate Kimberley, Ana, Roshni, and Maria for this exceptional achievement. We are looking forward to working with them, and learning from their unique perspectives, knowledge, and experience on the topic.” Professor Theo Lynn, Associate Dean of Research at DCU Business School, said: “These new scholarships will explore the nature of online abuse in sports and the efficacy of different measures to combat such abuse.  By working with the FIA as part of their Global Coalition Against Online Abuse in Sports and fostering a new generation of International researchers working in sports, we aim to contribute to fostering an environment where respect and camaraderie prevail over vitriol and division." The scholars will begin their studies this month.For any further media queries, please contact: aridsdillsmith@fia.comFor UAOA queries, please contact: ebourke-consultant@fia.comUnited Against Online AbuseFIA1FIAUnited Against Online Abuse00Monday, February 26, 2024 - 4:34pmMonday, February 26, 2024 - 4:34pm

  • F1 – Leclerc tops the timesheet on final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain
    by jhynes on 2024년 02월 23일

    Sport newsCharles Leclerc topped the timesheet as Formula 1 pre-season testing came to a close in Bahrain. The Ferrari beat Mercedes driver George Russell by just under five hundredths of a second with Stake F1’s Zhou Guanyiu third. All three used the softer C4 Pirelli compound to finish ahead of world champion who took his Red Bull Racing RB20 to within half a second of Leclerc. In the morning session it was Leclerc's team-mate Carlos Sainz who led the way ahead Red Bull's Sergio Perez but running was then halted for the second day in a row by a broken drain cover.After a one-hour delay for repairs, the decision was taken to cancel the scheduled lunch break and following the resumption of the session running continued uninterrupted right through to 7pm. Leclerc, in for Sainz in the afternoon, jumped to third place behind fastest behind his team-mate and Pérez but eventually Verstappen, who had taken over from Pérez in the Red Bull posted a lap of 1:30.763s on C3 tyres to take top spot. Leclerc responded by bolting on a set of softer C4 compound Pirellis and promptly moved ahead on 1:30.409s. The Monegasque driver later put on another set of the same compound (which will not be raced at next week’s season-opener in Bahrain) and went even quicker, logging a lap of 1:30.322s to move 0.433s ahead of the Red Bull driver.RB's Yuki Tsunoda then also used the C4 tyres to move to third place but he was second shy of Leclerc. Russell then switched to C4s and he rose above Verstappen to take P2 on 1:30.368 with Zhou following him in third, though almost three tenths off the Mercedes driver and just over a tenth ahead of Verstappen despite his tyre advantage. Tsunoda was left with fifth place, while Alex Albon took sixth. The Williams man was the only driver to stay in the car all day, completing 121 laps. McLaren's Oscar Piastri and Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso took P7 and P8 respectively and the top ten order was rounded out by morning runners Sainz and Perez Haas’ Nico Hülkenberg was 12th ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton , while Lance Stroll was 13th for Aston Martin ahead of Lando Norris who suffered a suspected clutch issue earlier in the day. Alpine’s Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon completed a low-key test for Alpine in 15th and 17th respectively, with the pair separated by Haas' Kevin Magnussen.A long way back from his team Stake team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished in P18 after he had limited morning running and a long spell in the garage while RB's Daniel Ricciardo was last on the timesheet. 2024 FIA Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing Bahrain – Day 3 1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:30.322 74 C42 George Russell Mercedes 1:30.368 +0.046s 67 C43 Zhou Guanyu Stake F1 1:30.647 +0.325s 85 C44 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:30.755 +0.433s 66 C35 Yuki Tsunoda RB 1:30.775 +0.453s 53 C46 Alexander Albon Williams 1:30.984 +0.662s 121 C47 Oscar Piastri Mclaren 1:31.030 +0.708s 91 C38 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:31.159 +0.837s 75 C39 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:31.247 +0.925s 71 C310 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing 1:31.483 +1.161s 53 C311 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:31.686 +1.364s 89 C312 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:31.999 +1.677s 49 C513 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:32.038 +1.716s 46 C314 Lando Norris Mclaren 1:32.108 +1.786s 20 C315 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:32.149 +1.827s 47 C316 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:33.053 +2.731s 80 C317 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:33.079 +2.757s 55 C318 Valtteri Bottas Stake F1 1:33.528 +3.206s 28 C319 Daniel Ricciardo RB 1:37.015 +6.693s 70 C1  FIA Formula One World ChampionshipF1SEASON 2024SportCircuit1SportFIA Formula One World ChampionshipCircuitSEASON 2024F101Friday, February 23, 2024 - 6:46pmFriday, February 23, 2024 - 6:46pm

  • F1 – Sainz quickest on day two of Bahrain test ahead of Pérez, Hamilton 
    by jhynes on 2024년 02월 22일

    Sport newsFerrari’s Carlos Sainz went quickest on the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, beating Red Bull Racing’s Sergio Pérez by almost eight tenths of a second on a day when the morning session ended early due to Charles Leclerc hitting a loose drain cover. Cars had been on track for a little over an hour and a half when then fastest man Leclerc ran across the drain cover. The session was halted as inspections got underway and while Ferrari set about replacing the floor or the SF24. Eventually, however, it was decided to end morning running to allow repairs to take place, with an additional hour being allocated to the afternoon session. Leclerc’s morning best time held firm through the additional afternoon hour. Sainz posted a lap of 1:31.856 to take P2 and as the timer reached the two-hour mark the Spaniard pumped in a lap of 1:31.397 to take top spot from his team-mate. Sainz then moved to the red-walled C4 tyres and improved again, working his way down to 1:29.921, a time which left him comfortably ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris.Hamilton jumped to second behind Sainz with a lap of 1:31.066s, set on the C3 Pirelli tyre. However, in the final hour of the session, the Mercedes driver was bumped back to P3 by Pérez who stopped the clock in 1:30.679, also on the C3. Like team-mate Max Verstappen yesterday, Pérez also put in a marathon number of laps. The Mexican ended the day on 129, six ahead of Hamilton, and might have had many more but for the halt in running and an earlier brake problem that restricted him to just 20 laps in the morning. With Pérez and Hamilton making gains, Norris was left with fourth place on the timesheet. Norris spent some time out of the car in the afternoon, however, as mechanics worked on an unspecified problem at the rear of the MCL38.RB’s Daniel Ricciardo finished the day in fifth place after using the C4 compound to set a best time of 1:31.361. Leclerc took sixth ahead of Aston Martin's Lance Stroll, while Alpine’s Esteban Ocon ended the day in P8. Sauber's Valtteri Bottas and McLaren's Oscar Piastri rounded out the top 10.Logan Sargeant, who like Hamilton and Pérez, ran for the full day, was 11th quickest and completed 117 laps of the Sakhir circuit. Fernando Alonso was 12th ahead of Stake F1’s Zhou Guanyu and Alpine’s Pierre Gasly. Haas pair Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg remained near the bottom, with RB's Yuki Tsunoda slowest of the 17 runners.2024 FIA Formula One Pre-Season Testing – Day 2 1 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:29.921   84 C42 Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing 1:30.679 +0.758s 129 C33 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:31.066 +1.145s 123 C34 Lando Norris McLaren 1:31.256 +1.335s 52 C35 Daniel Ricciardo Visa Cash App RB 1:31.361 +1.440s 88 C46 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:31.750 +1.829s 54 C37 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:32.029 +2.108s 96 C38 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:32.061 +2.140s 78 C39 Valtteri Bottas Sauber 1:32.227 +2.306s 97 C310 Oscar Piastri Mclaren 1:32.328 +2.407s 35 C311 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:32.578 +2.657s 117 C312 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:33.053 +3.132s 31 C313 Zhou Guanyu Stake F1 Team 1:33.715 +3.794s 38 C314 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:33.804 +3.883s 33 C315 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:36.611 +6.690s 93 C316 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:37.509 +7.588s 31 C317 Yuki Tsunoda Visa Cash App RB 1:38.074 +8.153s 40 C3 FIA Formula One World ChampionshipF1SEASON 2024SportCircuit1SportFIA Formula One World ChampionshipCircuitSEASON 2024F101Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:02pmThursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:02pm

  • 15th FIA Rally and Cross-Country Officials Seminar attracts strong global following
    by vdussausaye on 2024년 02월 22일

    Safety newsHeld for the second year as an online training as part of the FIA Safety Week, the 15th edition of this popular event attracted a record 1 192 registrations, including 171 from the most represented country, Kenya.The seminar incorporated the Closed Road Operational Safety Seminar and welcomed two participants from the FIA Immersion Programme, Khatuna Julakidze and Enoch Leroy Olinga. Attending from the Georgian Automobile Sport Federation and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of Uganda respectively, Julakidze and Olinga joined the morning and afternoon sessions as honorary guests.In addition to sharing their experiences, both provided their views and expertise during the interactive session in the afternoon when they helped to review typical situations faced by the Stewards' Panels sitting at rallies and cross-country events in 2023.Hosted by WRC reporter Molly Pettit, the FIA Rally and Cross-Country Officials Seminar opened with presentations by FIA Road Sport Department Director Andrew Wheatley, WRC and ERC Category Manager Marina Duñach and Regional Rally & Cross-Country Rally Category Manager Jérôme Roussel. They gave an overview of the key achievements of 2023 and looked ahead to 2024 and to the various opportunities, such as the introduction of the Rally5-Kit technical regulations designed to increase motor sport participation globally. Andrew Wheatley explained the FIA Rally Department’s transition to the FIA Road Sport Department, the new-for-2024 FIA World Rally Championship points-scoring system and the important role of the Working Group. Established at the request of FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the Working Group is being led by FIA Deputy President for Sport Robert Reid and World Motor Sport Council member David Richards to evaluate and recommend the future direction of rallying.As well as highlighting the success of the FIA Rally Star talent detection programme, Jérôme Roussel updated attendees on the changes to the International Sporting Code and the Regional Rally Sporting Regulations and the Cross-Country Rally Sporting Regulations for 2024. There was also an update on the Rally section of the FIA Motorsport Games, scheduled to take place in Valencia, Spain from October 23-25, by Marina Duñach, who also highlighted the WRC and ERC regulations changes for 2024.Following the morning session of the FIA Rally and Cross-Country Officials Seminar, the Closed Road Operational Safety Seminar took place and was followed by 250 online participants. It included insights on Rally, Cross-Country and Hill Climb Operational Safety with presentations by Rescue Specialist Ian Dunbar, the President of the FIA Closed Road Commission and WRC deputy safety delegate Nicolas Klinger, Closed Road Safety Manager Clément Lauté and Hill Climb Safety Delegate Rémi Sudre.Arnas Paliukenas, an FIA Steward and qualified lawyer, joined FIA European Rally Championship Sporting Delegate Miikka Anttila in the afternoon for the interactive session of the Officials Seminar, examining various Stewards’ case studies and questions from the audience. FIA Road Sport Department Director Andrew Wheatley said: “We once again thank FIA Chief Technical and Safety Officer Xavier Mestelan Pinon and his colleagues for incorporating the FIA Rally and Cross-Country Officials Seminar into the framework of the FIA Safety Week. By hosting the event online, we were able to welcome several hundred attendees representing 97 FIA Member Clubs, which is a fantastic amount. As well as being a demonstration of the huge global interest in rallying of all kinds, the high level of attendance provided the FIA Road Sport Department with an excellent opportunity to widely share key information and learnings and engage with as many of our community as possible, especially during the interactive session. The overriding positivity points to another successful season.” Rally SafetyClubsSafetyRallies1SafetyRalliesRally SafetyClubs01Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 5:52pmThursday, February 22, 2024 - 5:52pm

  • The FIA once again awards the Circuit the 3-star Environmental Accreditation
    by vricard on 2024년 02월 22일

    Sport newsCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Montmeló).- The FIA has renewed the Three Star Environmental Accreditation granted to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya by its sustainability programme. The Catalan track continues to show a pioneering environmental involvement in the world of sport and circuits, after eight years of recognition. In 2015, the Circuit became the first Formula 1 track to obtain the Excellence level accreditation of the FIA Sustainability Programme. This project aims to improve sustainability in motorsport worldwide and provides a framework for the environmental management of the different stakeholders and offers initiatives to advance in this field of action. The FIA has certified that the management of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has shown a long-term commitment to continuous improvement in sustainable actions, having received the first ISO 14001 certification in 2008. From 2021, it also has the ISO 20121:2013 certification for sustainable events for the F1 and MotoGP Grands Prix and the main international competitions it hosts, as well as the Biosphere label. In addition, the study "Racing towards a sustainable future. A review of the sustainability performance of international racing circuits" by the consultancy firm Enovation Consulting, places the Circuit in the top 2 of the most sustainable circuits in the world out of a total of 97. In its report, the FIA has highlighted that among the actions carried out, the "Circuit has promoted sustainable mobility, has developed a great communication strategy that uses different media and events and has managed to cover 33% of the annual energy demand of the circuit through the largest public self-consumption photovoltaic installation in Catalonia. Moreover, it has contributed to increase the environmental awareness, education and participation of society and the stakeholders involved in its activities, as well as to improve the use of public transport and carpooling for spectators and the use of electric vehicles for all the staff permanently working at the Circuit". Formula 1Sport1SportFormula 100Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 8:53amThursday, February 22, 2024 - 8:53am

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