F1 » FIA joins Olympic family

Jean Todt: I am delighted the FIA is now part of the Olympic family as this is a confirmation of the strength of our sporting credentials as well as a recognition of the values of Respect, Excellence and Friendship which we actively share with the Olympic movement.

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January 12, 2012 12:47 PM

As Bernie sits there counting how many millions he has been able to extract from the F1 commercial rights, he must be scratching his head about how the FIA propose to now seek to enforce the IOC aim of opposing all commercial abuse of sport. In fact he is probably also wondering about the requirement to promote high ethical standards and the obligation to place sport at the service of all humanity, etc. LOL

JJJ - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 2:32 PM

So does the winner of the British GP get an olympic medal this year?

I'm kinda missing the point of the FIA becoming a member of the IOC when racing will never be an olympic sport.

Aye - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 4:13 PM

This is old news. This was announced on the iRally app weeks ago. Crash need to sort this site out...it's too slow on the updates. Keep the forums, but just make the site as quick as Autosport's one


January 13, 2012 12:40 AM

Well said Googs.

WTF is the point of the FiA and the IOC getting into bed together? Next F1 cars will be getting tested for anabolic steroids and Usain Bolt will be banned for having an off throttle blown diffuser!

Rob01 - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 2:58 AM

They cut off throttle blowing but give them assisted ride height control. Which achieves the same effect. The only top team that couldn't cope/grasp off throttle was Ferrari. Maybe they are giving Ferrari a shot with hydraulics instead of aero.

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