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About FIA



Established in 1904, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) initially embarked on a mission to establish consistent governance and safety standards in the realm of motor sport.

Over the years, the FIA has evolved into a global entity with a multifaceted focus. Bringing together 243 Member Organisations from 147 countries on five continents, the Federation is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading Mobility Organisations. Within the Mobility domain, the FIA strives to ensure safe, sustainable, affordable and accessible mobility for all global road users and is actively engaged in global advocacy initiatives. In motor sport, the FIA guarantees that events held worldwide adhere to equitable, well-regulated, and, above all, safe standards. 

Dedicated to Performance

The FIA’s involvement in motor sport is almost as old as the automobile itself. With city-to-city racing becoming popular in the early 20th century, but with no rules governing safety or fair competition, the Automobile Club de France allied itself with 12 clubs from around the world to form the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus, the direct antecedent of the FIA. In 1950, the federation inaugurated the Formula One World Championship and thus began the FIA’s evolution into a global motor sports force. From Formula One to the World Rally Championship and from endurance racing to the brand new arena of alternative energy championships, the FIA’s passion for motor sport and its dedication to ensuring fair play and safety for all competitors are undiminished. 

Beyond the Passion

Few competitive endeavours offer the adrenaline-fuelled excitement of motor sport. From Formula One’s thrilling blend of high tech and high glamour to the World Rally Championship’s potent mix of ultimate car control and extreme environments, top level motor sport has the ability to ignite the strongest passions in competitor and spectator alike. But raw emotion must be backed up by calm control and it’s here that the FIA operates, regulating and adjudicating at hundreds of events in a huge variety of series each year. From providing regulatory expertise and an impartial sporting judicial system to the federation’s recent embrace of the World Anti-Doping Agency code to combat the use of drugs in sport, the FIA is the world arbiter for motor sport. 

In Safe Hands

Recognising that motor sport is inherently dangerous, the FIA has, throughout its history, worked ceaselessly to improve safety at all levels of competition. In the 1960s, one in every eight Formula One events resulted in a driver being killed. However, 50 years later, the FIA is hugely proud of the fact that the number of accidents in championships it organises has markedly decreased. There is no room for complacency, however. While F1 has an enviable safety record, other categories continue to see injuries and fatalities occur and the FIA is committed to eradicating deaths and serious injury from all forms of motor sport. The FIA’s message is simple: ‘You are in safe hands’. 


FIA Paris

8 place de la Concorde

75008 Paris


Telephone : +33 1 4312 44 55

Fax : +33 1 4312 44 66

FIA Genève 

Chemin de Blandonnet 2,

1214 Vernier/GE


Telephone : +41 22 544 44 00

Fax : +41 22 544 44 50
FIA Valleiry 

140 rue de l’Acquit

74520 Valleiry


Telephone : +33 4 50 83 49 52