Making the rules

October 2014
F1 Racing;Oct2014, Issue 224, p26
An interview with automobile racing engineer Pat Symonds is presented. He emphasizes the complexity of the rules in the Formula One automobile racing and mentions the 75-page appendix to the Technical Regulations. He stresses that the Technical Directives are documents issued by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, a nonprofit organization, to all race teams about the legality and instructions to be followed. He also discusses the means to formulate technical rules.


Related Articles

  • THE SCIENCE BEHIND...THE LAUNCH. Symonds, Pat // F1 Racing;May2014, Issue 219, p32 

    An interview with motor racing engineer Pat Symonds is presented. Among the issues he discussed include the reason behind Formula One (F1) drivers noisily revving the engine in the pitlane as part of a launch, the difference between an F1 clutch and a road-car clutch, and how does the...

  • WHEN THE FLAG DROPS. Roebuck, Nigel // AutoWeek;3/23/2009, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p30 

    The article discusses the several changes expected to be seen in the 2009 Formula One Racing season. These changes include the ones suggested by Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and also the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA). While FOTA initiated a ban on in-season testing, FIA...

  • F1's political animal. Rencken, Dieter // Autosport;8/1/2013, p13 

    The article discusses the signing of an agreement which sets the framework for the implementation of the Concorde Agreement in Formula One race by the Formula One Group and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in Hungary. It mentions that the agreement outlines the race...

  • PWERPLAY. Rencken, Dieter // F1 Racing;Aug2013, Issue 210, p33 

    The article focuses on the Concorde Agreement of the Federation Internationale de I'Automobile (FIA), and Formula One Management (FOM) Ltd. which has not been finalized. During the 2012 World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, FOM representative Bernie Ecclestone stated that...

  • FIA: TECH CHANGES NOT POLITICAL'. KNUTSON, DAN // Australian Auto Action;6/29/2011, Issue 1447, p9 

    The article reports on the rule changes regarding the usage of exhausts in the Formula One (F1) cars by the FEDERATION Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

  • RED BULL HIT BY NEW RULE ROW. Ladbrook, Roy // Motor Sport News: The Voice of British Motorsport;6/13/2012, p8 

    The article reports that Red Bull's RB8 Formula One race car was subject to a second technical ruling after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) discovered its wheel hub design was contrary to regulations in Montreal, Quebec.

  • Team orders ban banned. D. K. // Australian Auto Action;12/15/2010, Issue 1421, p8 

    The article presents information on the deletion of the ban forbidding team orders, from the 2011 regulations of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

  • The rule book. Whitbourn, James // Wheels;Mar2010, p28 

    The article offers information on several rule changes for the 2010 Federation Internationale de I'Automobile Grand Prix racing event.

  • Feed the world. Cotton, Andrew // Australian Auto Action;4/17/2014, Issue 1587, p12 

    The article reports on the plan of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to release a set of globally available touring car regulations that could see the adoption of cheaper machinery by the national series than the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in 2014.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics