Charlie Whiting
Mar 28

FIA Race Direction is confident that fuel flow rules are clear

FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting attends a press conference explaining the new F1 fuel-flow regulations following practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Race Director attends a press conference explaining the new F1 fuel-flow regulations following practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting is confident that the rules regarding the measurement of fuel flow are clear, despite Red Bull’s appeal.

In Australia was found guilty of breaching Article 5.1.4 of the 2014 Technical Regulations, which says simply, “Fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h.”

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Mar 13

FIA Will Stop Race If No Cars Are Left Running

Charlie Whiting talking with RBR's Head of Car Engineering Paul Monaghan during testing. (Photo: Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

talking with RBR’s Head of Car Engineering Paul Monaghan during testing. (Photo: Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

Given the poor reliability suffered by teams in testing, there has been a lot of speculation about how many cars might finish in Australia this weekend, with incidents potentially adding to the attrition rate.

When asked today, race director Charlie Whiting said that he will stop the race if there are no cars left running.

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Sep 12

FIA Inspects Mexico City Track As Plans Progress

FIA Inspects Mexico City Track As Plans Progress

A grid girl holds the Mexican flag. (Photo: Getty Images)

The ’s inspected the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in Mexico City this week, as plans for a return of F1 to the country continue to progress.

The race has a date of Nov. 9 on a provisional calendar that was circulating at Monza, although it is subject to confirmation.

Whiting was accompanied by Austin F1 founder Tavo Hellmund, who has switched his focus to Mexico after being ousted from the Texas project. His late father Gustavo was a race promoter at the venue.

They were joined by FIA vice president and regular F1 race steward Jose Abed, who was also head of the organizing committee in past years.

Also in attendance was a leading representative from circuit design company Tilke, confirming that the German company will be responsible for the necessary upgrades.

The Mexico City venue previously hosted World Championship races from 1963-70 and 1986-92.

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