Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile

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The Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA), based in Paris, had sports sovereignty within the international automobile association Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) from 1970 to 1993 and was responsible for the sporting regulations in automobiles - motorsport (the FIA rules , for example responsible for Formula 1 or Group C ).


In 1922 the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI) was founded by the then FIA predecessor Association Internationale des Automobile Club Reconnus (AIACR) and renamed FISA in 1970. In 1993 FISA lost its independence and was incorporated into the FIA.

The organization, under its then President Jean-Marie Balestre , fought a bitter power struggle with the Formula 1 teams and Bernie Ecclestone , the head of the FOCA team, from the end of the 1970s to the mid-1980s . His lawyer Max Mosley was able to prevail against Balestre, then became the new President of FISA and was President of the FIA ​​until October 2009.


president Term of office nationality
Commission Sportive Internationale
René de Knyff 1922-1946 FranceFrance France
Augustin Perouse 1946-1961 FranceFrance France
Maurice Baumgartner 1961-1970 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg 1970-1976 GermanyGermany Germany
Pierre Ugeux 1976-1988 BelgiumBelgium Belgium
Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile
Jean-Marie Balestre 1978-1991 FranceFrance France
Max Mosley 1991-1993 United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom