Features

From IQ#4: You Really Do Need HANS

Twenty-five years ago the introduction of HANS was a controversy. Now it is a necessity.
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From IQ#4: Caterham's New F1 Engine Partner

The Caterham F1 team can now call on the resources of one of the world's mightiest conglomerates.
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From IQ#4: Protection Bracket

The Institute has been testing the safety benefits of a forward roll-hoop for open-wheel racing.
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From IQ#3: Overall Overhaul

The protective, fire-resistant garments worn by racing drivers today have come a long way.
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From IQ#3: When Worlds Collide

Manish Pandey talks to Gérard Saillant about the ICM, the world's leading brain and spinal research centre.
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From IQ#2: Ayrton, Prof & Me

Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the Senna movie, also happens to be an orthopaedic surgeon. IQ sat him down with Professor Sid Watkins, neurosurgeon and F1 legend, the man who tended to Ayrton Senna on that appalling day at Imola in 1994.
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From IQ#2: A Brave New World

This could be the car that saves motor sport from itself – the ultra-efficient DeltaWing racer. And it's finally going racing.
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From IQ#2: Maximum Impact

This FIA Institute sled reproduces F1 accidents of every type and severity.
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From IQ#1: Wheels Within Wheels

Williams' flywheel formula is finding uses in motor sport, motoring and beyond.
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From IQ#1: New Delhi New Dawn

When FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting first visited India's Buddh International Circuit earlier this year, IQ magazine was there for this exclusive report.
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From IQ#1: Sled Hammer

The FIA Institute's F1 Side Impact Test Rig delivers the punch that ensures the fastest cars in motor sport are also the strongest and the safest.
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From IQ#1: Super Visor

An F1 suspension spring slamming into a driver's helmet at 160mph. That's the racing incident which prompted the latest design tweak to motor sport's finest head protector. A Zylon strip across the visor will make the already super-tough 8860 helmet tougher still.
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Rally driver James Wozencroft is helping Academy participants make the most of their opportunities.more...
Sports psychologist Hugh Richards has been helping the Academy drivers gain a competitive edge.more...
After five-days of challenges, the drivers talk about what they learnt from the Academy's second workshop.more...
For the second Academy workshop the drivers faced a series of tough challenges high in the French Alps.more...
Following three-days of intensive fitness and aptitude tests, the Academy drivers talk about the first workshop.more...
In his short career so far, Philipp Eng has already won a national championship and tested a Formula One car.more...
Coming from karting, Richie Stanaway has already won a number of championships at his first attempt.more...
Alexander Rossi started competing in karts at home in America.more...
Former Estonian Rally Champion Kaur took the step to selected rounds of the World Rally Championship in 2008.more...
Alon Day is a former Israel Karting Champion who has also competed at Intercontinental A level events in England and Germany.more...
Albert Costa has been racing since he was 14 and has already won a number of championships.more...
Son of Swedish rallycross legend Kenneth Hansen, Timmy Hansen was an immediate hit in karting.more...
Robin Frijns is the reigning Formula BMW Champion, winning last year’s title with six victories.more...
Paul-Loup Chatin once finished second in the French School Skiing Championship but now it’s single-seaters that give him the buzz.more...
Andreas Mikkelsen holds the record for being the youngest-ever driver to score points on a round of the World Rally Championship.more...
Kevin Abbring was an immediate hit with the judges on the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy in Austria.more...
Stoffel Vandoorne stepped out of karts and into single-seater racing with immediate success last season.more...
FIA Institute Academy performance managers Robert Reid and Alex Wurz look back on the recent selection event.more...
ESP's Dr Tony Turner discusses the FIA Institute Academy's fitness and performance training programme.more...
Brian Cameron is the co-founder of ESP, the performance partner of the FIA Institute Academy.more...
Norbert Filippits is an integral part of TTI, the FIA Institute Academy's driver training partner.more...
The MSA's Allan Dean-Lewis talks about the club's work as an FIA Institute Regional Training Provider.more...
Former F1 driver and Le Mans 24hr winner Alex Wurz explains why he joined the Academy project.more...
FIA Institute Executive Committee member Garry Connelly talks about his role as Moderator for the Motor Sport Safety Development Workshop, which aims to help to raise safety standards worldwide.more...
WRC winning co-driver Robert Reid is heading up the training programme for the new Academy.more...
Dr Sean Petherbridge faces many challenges as Chief Medical officer of the major motor racing championships in the United Arab Emirates.more...
Having been involved in motor racing for his entire adult life, FIA World Touring Car Championship Promoter Marcello Lotti has seen safety in the sport evolve from almost non-existent levels to the high standards they are today....more...
With F1 fuel tanks more than doubling in size this season following the ban on refuelling, the FIA Institute has developed a new frontal impact crash test to ensure the extra weight does not impinge on safety.more...
The current FIA 8860 standard helmet, which took eight years to develop by the FIA and FIA Institute, provides drivers with increased protection in all key impact areas.more...
In April 2009, at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega, Karl Edwards’ car was thrown from the track. Although the debris fence redirected it away from the grandstand, small pieces of debris still found their way into the crowd....more...
The new FIA Formula Two Championship features high-performance cars that passed the most stringent crash tests in motor sport.more...
The Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track boasts some of the latest innovations in motor sport safety, including asphalt run-off areas, advanced high-speed barriers and a state-of-the-art medical facility.more...
The FIA Institute and the German Motor Racing Association have been running a number of crash tests to help improve safety for young drivers in karting.more...
The fact that Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila walked away virtually unharmed from their huge accident at Rally Portugal is testament to the work of the FIA, the FIA Institute and the BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team....more...
Following a long career in competitive motor sport, Michael Schumacher has now turned his attention to increasing safety on and off the track.more...
The Motor Sport Safety Development Fund is helping national sporting associations around the world to improve the competency levels of their motor sport officials.more...
It is testament to the continual efforts of Professor Sid Watkins MD that there has not been a serious accident in Formula One in over ten years.more...
The Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track is the safest circuit in the world. At least that is the opinion of Philippe Gurdjian, president and CEO of Excelis, the company that acquired and rebuilt Paul Ricard in 1999.more...
The FIA Institute launched the first pan-regional safety training seminar for motor sport officials in Venezuela earlier this year.more...