Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile

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Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
FIA logo
founding June 20, 1904
Seat Paris , France
purpose Promotion of automobile sport and international motor transport
Chair Jean Todt
Website fia.com

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (abbreviation: FIA ) is an international umbrella organization for the automobile and motorists based in Paris . The association was founded on June 20, 1904 as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR).

The aim of the association is to promote automobile sport and international motor transport. Frenchman Jean Todt has been president since October 23, 2009, succeeding Briton Max Mosley , who replaced Frenchman Jean-Marie Balestre in 1993 .


The organization has over 235 national member organizations in 148 countries, representing over 80 million members.

Members in German-speaking countries

The national sports sovereignty and the implementation of the FIA ​​regulations are carried out in Germany by the German Motor Sport Federation , in Austria by the OSK and in Switzerland by Auto Sport Schweiz . These associations have the status of an ASN ( French : Autorité Sportive Nationale , holder of national sports sovereignty) with the FIA , which is equivalent to the membership status "Sport". Automobile clubs have “Mobility” (German: Verkehr) membership status in the FIA.

country Member organization status ASN
GermanyGermany Germany German Motor Sport Association Sports x
GermanyGermany Germany General German Automobile Club traffic
GermanyGermany Germany Automobile Club of Germany traffic
AustriaAustria Austria Austrian automobile, motorcycle and touring club Sports & traffic x
AustriaAustria Austria Austrian Camping Club traffic
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Auto Sport Switzerland Sports x
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Automobile Club of Switzerland traffic
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Touring Club Switzerland traffic
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Tent Club Zurich traffic
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein Automobile Club of Liechtenstein Sports & traffic x
LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Automobile Club of Luxembourg Sports & traffic x


Logo of the predecessor organization AIACR

The association was founded on June 20, 1904 in Paris as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR).

From 1922, responsibility for motorsport was transferred to the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI, since 1970 FISA ).

Logo after renaming to FIA

In 1946 the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR) was renamed and has since been renamed Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). FISA , spun off in 1922, was reintegrated into the FIA ​​in 1993.

The ADAC temporarily suspended its membership in 2008/2009, as the then head of the association, Mosley , was involved in a sex scandal at the beginning of 2008.

The FIA is the umbrella organization of the worldwide motor racing and hosts, among others, the World Championships , the Formula 1 , the World Rally Championship ( World Rally Championship WRC), the World Touring Car Championship ( World Touring Car Championship WTCC) and the former World Sportscar Championship . The International Sports Act (ISG) was drawn up by the FIA ​​and is continuously maintained by it. The important appendices in the FIA ​​regulations, especially appendix J , are part of the ISG.

The respective ASN ( French : Autorité Sportive Nationale , holder of national sports sovereignty) are responsible for the implementation in national sports law .

In 2012, the FIA ​​was provisionally recognized by the IOC for a period of two years , and then fully recognized at the IOC Executive Committee meeting from September 7-10, 2013 in Buenos Aires .

FIA world championships

Not every championship hosted by the FIA ​​can also be called an FIA World Championship. Rather, several criteria have to be met and the FIA ​​come to the conclusion that such a categorization is in the interest of the sport. In addition to the obligation to allow FIA investigations, a criterion for this is in particular that races take place on three different continents within one season or that, if it is a one-off event, qualification opportunities for this event are offered on at least three different continents. An exception to this is the 2019/20 season, in which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the requirement to hold races on three continents does not have to be met, as many races had to be canceled due to government health measures and it is already a challenge to run a season at all under the circumstances.

The FIA GT1 World Championship , which was held briefly from 2010 to 2012 , also had the official status of World Championship. In addition, the FIA World Touring Car Championship was an official world championship until 2017, before it lost this status in the course of restructuring.

Other championships

Rally championships

Historical championships

  • FIA Historic Racing Championships - These include:
    • FIA Championship for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars
    • FIA Cup for Historic Grand Touring Cars
    • FIA European Challenge for Historic Touring Cars
    • FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior Cars
  • FIA Historic Rally Championship
  • FIA Historic Regularity Runs
  • FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship

Vehicle classes

All information corresponds to the classification according to ISG Article 251, as of 2007.

Category I.

  • Group N : production cars
  • Group R : touring cars or large-scale production cars for rallies (since 2009)
  • Group A : touring cars
  • Group B : GT cars
  • Group SP : Super Production vehicles
  • Group T2 : series off-road vehicles

Category II

Category III


president Period
Third French RepublicThird French Republic Etienne de Zuylen 1904-1931
Third French RepublicThird French Republic Robert de Vogue 1931-1936
FranceFrance Jehan de Rohan 1936-1958
FranceFrance Hadelin de Liedekerke Beaufort 1958-1963
ItalyItaly Filippo Caracciolo di Castagneto 1963-1965
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wilfrid Andrews 1965-1971
BelgiumBelgium Amaury de Merode 1971-1975
Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg 1975-1985
FranceFrance Jean-Marie Balestre 1985-1993
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Max Mosley 1993-2009
FranceFrance Jean Todt since 2009

Members of the FIA ​​Committee

function Surname
president FranceFrance Jean Todt
Senate President United StatesUnited States Nick Craw
President of the Deputies New ZealandNew Zealand Brian Gibbons
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Graham Stoker
Vice President MexicoMexico José Abed
PortugalPortugal Carlos Barbosa
MonacoMonaco Michel Boeri
New ZealandNew Zealand Morrie Chandler
ItalyItaly Enrico Gelpi
MexicoMexico Ignacio Gonzalez Fausto
SpainSpain Carlos Gracia Fuertes
PhilippinesPhilippines Gus Lagman
ItalyItaly Franco Lucchesi
ParaguayParaguay Victor R. Dumot Martinez
ArgentinaArgentina Jorge Rosales
SloveniaSlovenia Danijel Starman
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates Mohammed Ben Sulayem
TanzaniaTanzania Surinder Thatthi
Committee members BahrainBahrain Shk Abdulla Bin Isa Alkhalifa
AustraliaAustralia Garry Connelly
United StatesUnited States Robert Darbelnet
GreeceGreece Vassilis Despotopoulos
PeruPeru Iván Dibós
PortugalPortugal Luis Pinto de Freitas
CroatiaCroatia Zrinko Gregurek
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Peter Götschi
AustraliaAustralia Mike Harris
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Wan Heping
JamaicaJamaica Earl Jarrett
RussiaRussia Victor Kiryanov
HungaryHungary Zoltan Kovacs
AustriaAustria Werner Kraus
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Henry Krausz
New ZealandNew Zealand Geoff Lange
IndiaIndia Vijay Mallya
ParaguayParaguay Hugo R. Mersan
GermanyGermany Peter Meyer
MalaysiaMalaysia HH Tunku Mudzaffir
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Radovan Novak
SwedenSweden Lars Österlind
SpainSpain Sebastiá Salvadó
CanadaCanada Tim Shearman
VenezuelaVenezuela Vicenzo Spano
SwedenSweden Maria Spetz
SingaporeSingapore Teng Lip Tan
JapanJapan Setsuo Tanaka
SingaporeSingapore Bernard Tay
BelgiumBelgium Thierry Willemarck
NetherlandsNetherlands Guido van Woerkom
President of the CIK BahrainBahrain Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
President of the FOM United StatesUnited States Chase Carey
President of the FIA ​​Manufacturers Commission BelgiumBelgium François Cornelis

See also

Web links

Commons : Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. About FIA , FIA website, accessed on February 28, 2011. (English)
  2. Todt is the new FIA President (Motorsport-Total.com on October 23, 2009)
  3. FIA - MEMBERS , FIA website, accessed April 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Hans-Hermann Braess: Vieweg handbook automotive technology. 5th edition. Vieweg + Teubner, 2007, ISBN 978-3-8348-0222-4 , p. 858.
  5. Motorsport - FIA: World Automobile Federation recognized by IOC. (No longer available online.) News.de, January 11, 2012, archived from the original on September 6, 2016 ; Retrieved January 18, 2012 .
  6. IOC upgrades FIA to full recognition status. fia.com, September 16, 2013, accessed December 8, 2013 .
  7. ^ Letter of September 13, 2013 from the IOC to the FIA ​​regarding final recognition. (PDF) fia.com, September 13, 2013, accessed December 8, 2013 (French, 89.3 KiB).
  8. a b c International Sports Law / International Sporting Code (ISC). (PDF, 225 KB, p. 5) FIA, May 16, 2007, accessed on August 9, 2020 .
  9. ^ Adam Cooper: European-only F1 season qualifies as world championship. In: motorsport.com. June 4, 2020, accessed on August 20, 2020 (German: the purely European F1 season is considered the world championship ).
  10. Tobias Bluhm: Official: Formula E will be the FIA ​​World Championship from the 2020/21 season. e-Formel.de, December 3, 2019, accessed on December 3, 2019 .
  11. Markus Lüttgens & Jack Cozens: Change to TCR regulations: WTCC loses world championship status. Motorsport-Total.com, December 6, 2017, accessed February 4, 2018 .
  12. 100 Years FIA - Chapter 16, The Presidents ( Memento from January 2, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), PDF file, accessed on April 6, 2010. (English)
  13. “FIA Committee” ( Memento of October 30, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) (fia.com; accessed on October 28, 2010) (PDF; English)