AIP Foundation and NASA Foundation together for Road safety in Nepal

AIP Foundation and NASA Foundation together for Road safety in Nepal

Nepal Automobiles’ Association (NASA) is working in the field of Motor/ Motorcycling sports , Automobile mobility, Drive tourism and Road safety in Nepal since 10 years. NASA is the member of Federation Internationale de’ Automobile (FIA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). NASA is initiating Second National Road safety Conference and Motorcycling safety Campaign in Nepal in 2018.

Similarly, Asian Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing road injuries and fatalities established in 1999 in Vietnam.API Foundation is working in different nations in the world for promoting Head injuries prevention and Motorcycling safety.AIP is also the member of FIA and has been awarded for  Road safety many times.

In connection to that ,Founder & President of AIP Foundation, Mr Grieg Craft visited Nepal for  various Road safety meetings last week. During his visit ,Mr. Craft had also joined the Meeting with senior politician who are also involved in road safety campaign in Nepal and NASA Officials.

Meeting was held in presence of Hon. Yogesh Bhattarai (MP and Secretary of UML), Er. Ganesh Shah(Former Minister of Nepal) , MR. Pitambar Timsina (Former VP,National Sports Council) including Er. Ashish Gajurel (Road safety Coordinator of NASA) and Senior NASA Officials on 20th Jan,2018.

 As NASA and AIP Foundation share a common motive , international involvement towards Road safety , both organizations showed positive attitude towards working collaborately in coming future. Meeting also agreed to start the motorcycling safety campaign in Nepal and in South Aisa.

However, NASA Foundation is working in Road, Automobile, Road safety and Society on behalf of NASA since 3 years.

जापानको एफ आई ए मोबिलिटी कन्फ्रेन्समा (FIA Mobility Conference)रिसाल र पौड्यालको सहभागिता

जापानको एफ आई ए मोबिलिटी कन्फ्रेन्समा (FIA Mobility Conference)रिसाल र पौड्यालको सहभागिता

काठमाडौँ – मोटरिङ् को अन्तराष्ट्रिय महासंघ फेडेरेसन इन्टरनेशनल डे अटोमोबाइल (FIA) को आयोजनामा हुने  भएको मोबिलिटी कन्फ्रेन्समा भाग लिन नासाका अध्यक्ष् दशरथ रिसाल र उपाध्य्क्ष मेघराज पौड्याल आज टोकियो प्रस्थान गरेका छन्। यहि सेप्टेम्बर २५ देखि २९ सम्म टोकियोमा हुने सो सम्मेलनमा भाग लिन  जापान अटोमोबाइल फेडेरेसन (JAF)को निमन्त्रणामा नासाको तर्फ बाट रिसाल र पौड्याल सहभागी हुन लागेका हुन् ।

कन्फ्रेन्स संगै FIA Region 2 को बैठकमा समेत उनीहरुको सहभागी हुनेछ। संसारका १५० भन्दा ज्यादा देशका अटोमोबाइल क्षेत्रका पदाधिकारीहरु सहभागी हुने सो सम्मेलनमा मोबिलिटी  सर्भिस , कनेक्तिभिटी , ड्राइभ टुरिजम तथा रणनीतिक योजना सम्बन्धि प्रस्तुति ,छलफल र घोषणा हुनेछ ।

स्मरण रहोस नासा सो फेडेरेसनको स्थाई सदस्य हो ।



Antoine Griezmann raises driver awareness of the risk of fatigue at the wheel across the entire VINCI Autoroutes network as part of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) #3500LIVES campaign, in partnership with JCDecaux

Despite the fact that fatigue at the wheel is the leading cause of motorway fatalities, nearly three of every four European drivers (74%) fail to comply with the recommendation that they take a break every two hours during the journey[1]. With the holiday period set to get under way, the VINCI Autoroutes Foundation for Responsible Driving and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and its Member Clubs are joining forces to conduct a broad-based campaign to combat fatigue at the wheel throughout the summer. The awareness message, supported by Antoine Griezmann, will be posted in French and English at all rest and service areas on the VINCI Autoroutes network. An awareness message about the risk of texting at the wheel, supported by Pharrell Williams, and a recommendation to use child safety seats, supported by Michelle Yeoh, round out the campaign, which will reach more than 870 signs in more than 300 rest areas.


Know when to stop before falling asleep...

From 7 July to 31 August 2017, the "Faites une pause en cas de fatigue / Stop when you’re tired" safety message supported by Antoine Griezmann as part of the worldwide #3500LIVES[2] road safety campaign will be posted in French and English at all rest and service areas on the VINCI Autoroutes network. In it, the France national football team and Atlético Madrid forward reminds drivers of the importance of taking regular breaks to prevent fatigue at the wheel, at a time when they stop, on average, every 3 hours and 14 minutes rather than the recommended 2 hours.

Bernadette Moreau, General Delegate of the VINCI Autoroutes Foundation, draws attention to the fact that simple steps can be taken to combat driver fatigue: get a full night's sleep before setting off, unlike 81% of European drivers, who go to bed later or get up earlier than usual before setting out on a long trip; take a break every two hours, a recommendation that 74% of European drivers[1] fail to follow; lastly, watch for the first signs of fatigue, which are a sign that you should stop in a safe place as soon as possible. "Contrary to what is widely believed, there is no alternative to taking a break. There is, for example, no point in listening to music or – worse – talking on the telephone to try to stay awake. The only effective way to combat fatigue, which is physiological, is to sleep. That is why it is so important for drivers to get in the habit of taking a nap."

FIA President Jean Todt welcomes the partnership with the VINCI Autoroutes Foundation. "Over the summer holiday during the weeks and months to come, millions of drivers across the country will be travelling long distances on the road. I am delighted that the VINCI Autoroutes Foundation is supporting our new road safety campaign which aims at raising awareness of the FIA’s Golden Rules for Safer Motoring. It is important to remind road users of the risks related to fatigue at the wheel and the necessity to include regular rest stops as part of their journey."

To enable drivers to adopt the best practice, the VINCI Autoroutes Foundation makes "nap spaces" available every weekend during the summer months to encourage them to take a restful break.




Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson has produced another dominant display in the FIA World Rallycross Championship after winning today’s World RX of Canada, round eight of the World Championship.  The victory is Kristoffersson’s third event win in a row – and fourth of the season – and has seen the Swede extend his lead at the top of the driver standings by 35 points.  It is also the first time in World RX history that a driver has finished on the podium in seven consecutive events.

Two-time World RX Champion Petter Solberg finished runner-up, making it a one-two for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden this weekend. Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb took the third podium spot.  EKS driver Topi Heikkinen is the only driver to have reached every Canadian final since it was introduced to the World Championship in 2014.  He was awarded the Monster Energy Super Charge Award following his rapid launch on the start of today’s final but was denied a podium spot due to a slow puncture.

Canada RX winner Kristoffersson credited his team in the end of event press conference. “This win is definitely a team effort, they really deserve it as they work so hard.  We had very tricky conditions and yesterday was so wet - for the team to deliver a car that is both consistent with the launches and out on the track is a huge credit to the them. Obviously I’d love to make the podium on every event this year but I don’t like to take risks - the biggest and most important trophy is the one at the end of the year so I need to focus on that. I’m very happy to take 30 points this weekend and I will continue to try to do so but without taking risks.”

Runner-up Solberg added: “The weekend has been very good - both of us have performed well and we’re now leading the teams’ standings by over 100 points. Of course, we want to win every qualifying session but sometimes you need to settle for a position further down to ensure we make it to the semi-finals.  We have a good team plan of how to work together and for the team championship - that is always the main goal.”

Loeb – who finished on the podium for the third time in a row – added: “The performance of the car was very good but the VW Polo Supercar and the driver performance is very impressive.  Things are going well for us but we still need to do better.  We had a difficult day yesterday – I hit Andreas [Bakkerud] in Q2 and in Q1 I had some complications.  I had a tough fight in the semi-finals and maybe we could have been second if I had taken the Joker Lap later but this is a good result for the team and I hope I can make it a fourth podium when I go to my home event next month.”

MJP Racing Team Austria’s Kevin Eriksson had another solid weekend in his Ford Fiesta RX Supercar finishing fourth, one spot ahead of Heikkinen.  Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Timmy Hansen finished sixth after the Swede retired from the final on the penultimate lap due to a technical issue with his car. Reigning Champion Mattias Ekstrom ended the seventh overall after the Swede suffered from a clutch problem which dropped him to the back of his semi-final.  Meanwhile temperature problems denied Janis Baumanis a spot in the final and the Latvian STARD driver finished in eighth place. Elsewhere Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block finished ninth with Kevin Hansen rounding out the top ten.  

In the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires, it was Frenchman Cyril Raymond who returned to the top of the podium after a lights-to-flag victory in today’s final. Belgium’s Guillaume De Ridder finished second, while American Tanner Whitten took the third podium spot.  Great Britain’s Dan Rooke was leading overnight but a collision caused the 20-year-old to retire from the final.  In the overall RX2 standings, Raymond now leads Rooke by 14 points.

Raymond concluded: “Two years ago it was my first RX2 experience in Canada where I finished second so I had some good memories here.  I want to thank my team for everything they have done – it was very wet yesterday but I like these conditions as it means we have to adapt and everyone is in the same position. Sixty points still up for grabs but I have a good gap, it will be very hard in Loheac as I will have a lot of pressure being my home race. For sure, it will be a big battle with Dan [Rooke].

Paul Bellamy, World RX Managing Director for IMG, concluded: “We’re now only three rounds away from our season-closer in Cape Town and the battle for this year’s title is still very much open.  Johan [Kristoffersson] may have extended his lead but with 120 points still available this season, it’s still possible for a number of drivers to walk away as the 2017 World RX Champion.  I would also like to say thank you to our GP3R organisers and volunteers for all their hard work in the poor weather conditions to put on this weekend’s motorsport festival. It was an honour to have Nicolas Hamilton onsite too, and was great to have him as a guest commentator on our World RX TV today – we hope he can return to rallycross soon, and next time as a competitor. Now we have a few weeks break before a busy September where we visit France, Latvia and Germany ahead of the final race in South Africa (10-12 November).”



On 1 August 2017, the 19th Congress of Americas for Mobility and Sport started in Toronto, Ontario, with representatives from Members Clubs throughout the Americas present.

FIA President Jean Todt opened the Congress by highlighting the importance of the event: “The annual congress is fundamental. I especially appreciate the opportunity it provides for me to meet you and to hear about the news and progress of your clubs, as well as the opportunity it gives us to think together about the future of motorsport and mobility.”

Mr. Todt thanked the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), and Mr. Tim Shearman, President of the CAA, also FIA President of Region III, for hosting the Congress of the Americas this year. He also thanked Mr. Jorge Tomasi, FIA President of Region IV; Mr. José Abed, FIA Vice-President for Sport and President of FIA Americas and OMDAI; and Mr. Carlos Garcia Remohi, President of CODASUR, for their work to promote motor sport and mobility in the Americas. Mr. Todt acknowledged the presence of Mr. Graham Stoker, FIA Deputy President for Sport, and Mr. Nick Craw, President of the FIA Senate, and thanked Mr. Hugo Mersan, President of TACPy and FIA Vice-President for Sport, for the successful experience of the Congress in Paraguay last year.

Mr. Todt then laid out the agenda for the sport and mobility portions of the Congress.

On the sport side, Mr. Todt spoke about the significant progress the region made in the development of motor sport: “I am proud to say that the region welcomes 10 World Championships events including four Formula One events; 2 FIA World Endurance Championship events; two FIA World Rally Championship events; one FIA World Touring Car Championship event and one FIA World Rallycross Championship event which is going to be held in Canada after this Congress. In the FIA Formula E Championship, the region is also impressively active with four events this year”. Mr. Todt emphasized that the FIA team is available to provide support to promote the growth of motor sport in the region, and also spoke about the importance of road safety in motor sport. He also encouraged Clubs from the Americas to apply for more grant funding opportunities via the FIA Sport Grant Programme.

Speaking about the mobility section, Mr. Todt highlighted 3 key topics for the congress. These included: strengthening club development through the FIA University Programme, promoting the road safety agenda to meet the ambitious 2020 targets set out by the UN SDGs, and advancing the agenda of sustainable mobility.  Mr. Todt then announced the appointment of Mr. Tim Shearman, FIA President of Region III and Alfredo Albornoz, Director General from TACC, Colombia, to the FIA University Governance board to represent their respective regions. He also announced a new Senior Executive Programme, designed in partnership with Columbia University in New York, which will be held on 1-3 November 2017.

On the topic of Road Safety, Mr. Todt highlighted the ongoing initiatives of the FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety, and invited FIA Regional Presidents to join the next meeting of the Panel on 20 September 2017. He also congratulated the Clubs on their current road safety initiatives and reasserted the key role they have to play that field: “I am proud of the outstanding work done by the Clubs and regions on the ground since the inception of the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme. As you know, I strongly believe, and I am sure you will agree, that motor sport, mobility and road safety walk together.”

Mr. Todt then spoke about the FIA Smart Cities Forum, held alongside the FIA Formula E Championship. “Meeting the challenge of urbanisation is of central importance to FIA Clubs and this platform is a good opportunity for us to promote our agenda on safe, sustainable and accessible mobility in cities”, he stated.

The Congress, which will last until 3 August 2017, is an opportunity for the creation of joint initiatives between Clubs. It will end with a Karting Slalom event for children who are 10 years of age or higher, an event that highlights the importance the FIA places on attracting new talent to motor sport at a young age.

The next edition of the FIA Congress of Americas for Mobility and Sport will be held on 22-24 July 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay, just prior to the FIA Mobility Conference on 24-27 July 2018.

नासाद्धारा छात्रवृत्ति प्रदान

नासाद्धारा छात्रवृत्ति प्रदान

नेपाल अटोमोवाइल्स एसोसिएन ९ल्ब्क्ब्० को अन्तराष्ट्रिय महासंघ फेडेरेसन इन्टरनेशनल डे अटोमोवाइल ९ँक्ष्ब्० द्धारा स्थापित सोलिडारिटी फण्ड ९ँक्ष्ब् क्यष्मिबचष्तथ ँगलम ० अन्र्तगत भुकम्प पिडित विद्यार्थी लाई छात्रवृत्ति प्रदान अन्तीम चरणमा पुगेको छ । 

देशभरिवाट भुकम्पपिडित १०० जना विद्यार्थी लाई प्रदान गरिने सो छात्रवृत्ति कार्यक्रम अन्र्तगत यहि महिनाको १२ गते काठमाडौ स्थित जनप्रभात माध्यामिक विद्यालयका काक्षा ९ कि श्रेया श्रेष्ठ र कक्षा १० का नवराज परियार लाई नासाका अध्यक्ष दशरथ रिसालले सो छात्रवृत्ति हस्तान्तरण गर्नुभयो ।


त्यसैगरी काठमाडौंकै निलवाराही उमावी का कक्षा १० का छात्र रोसन श्रेष्ठ तथा कक्षा ९ कि छात्रा अन्जना अधिकारी लाई समेत सोहि दिन अध्यक्ष रिसालले विद्यालयमा नै सो छात्रवृत्ति वितरण गर्नुभयो ।
छात्रवृत्ति कार्यक्रक अन्र्तगत नै आज श्रावण १८ गते नुवाकोट घर भई काठमाडौंमा अध्ययनरत २ जना भुकम्पपिडित छात्रालाई नासा फाउण्डेसनको कार्यलयमा सहयोग हस्तान्तरण गरियो । 
नासा फाउण्डेसनका सदस्य मदुसुदन सिग्देल ले कक्षा १२ कि छात्राहरु पुरञ्जना अधिकारी र उन्नती थापालाई सो सहयोग हस्तान्तरण गर्नुभएको हो ।



On 28 July, Jean Todt, FIA President, Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Quebec, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings and Tim Shearman, FIA Region III President and CEO of CAA, opened the third FIA Smart Cities Forum in Montreal. Gathering mobility experts from international organisations, city authorities and industry players, the Forum became a concluding event in the framework of the Smart Cities Initiative in the third Formula E Season

During the opening ceremony, Jean Todt drew the audience’s attention to the importance of global commitments to sustainable urban growth and development. “By creating the Smart Cities platform, the FIA takes a proactive role in shaping the future of our cites where mobility is safe, efficient and sustainable for all.” He mentioned that fostering urban leadership and advancing technological development is imperative to enhance urban mobility systems around the world.  Mayor Coderre supported this vision, referring to the advanced integration of innovative technologies and policies in the urban development plan adopted by the city of Montreal.       

Canadian provinces are digitising their cityscape at a rapid pace, constantly introducing new services and initiatives. Advanced technologies give city leaders more ways to collect and analyse various data about city performance. The theme of this Smart Cities Forum’s edition was, therefore, fixed on the topic of Smart Data and its use for Smart Mobility systems.

The phenomenon of intelligent data flow is underpinning the smart city framework as never before. A more efficient use of information in the transportation sector is twofold: on the one hand, smart data is used to run smart technology; on the other hand, it allows designing demand-driven policies and services. For cities looking to implement smart-city projects, it is important to find a right balance between efficient data analysis and its practical application. An example of this successful practice was presented by Marc-Antoine Ducas, Founder and CEO of Netlift, a multimodal sharing mobility app.

Panelists also referred to the importance of community engagement in the technological advancement of transportation systems. Cities rolling out smart data projects need to inform residents about the type of data that will be collected, the way it will be used and applied within urban mobility systems. Saul Billingsley, FIA Foundation Executive Director, explained how efficient communication between city authorities, service providers and final users can lead to better coordinated and more customised policies. “Public authorities should be open for more innovative solutions to better understand evolving mobility needs. Users who look for clean and sustainable forms of transportation are defining the future of mobility systems in urban areas. Cities should respond to these new trends by driving fair and efficient policies.” 

The redefinition of mobility around user needs points towards another important aspect of smart data – its impact on the technological development. Erik Grab, Vice President of Strategic Anticipation, Innovation & Sustainable Development at Michelin shared the result of discussions around intelligent mobility at the recently passed Movin’On Forum. “Here, in Montreal, we’ve talked about ways to rethink and optimise the entire ecosystem of mobility, from vehicle design to connectivity and automation. Data is an essential ingredient for any constructive change.”

Paying tribute to its host city, the Forum touched upon a number of regional issues, shedding light on how the province of Quebec addresses sustainable mobility targets. Minister Arcand, responsible for launching and overseeing the 2030 Energy Policy in Quebec, stated that consumers should be at the forefront of all progressive initiatives. Energy and transport-related policies should be designed as a “pact” between the government and consumers, where uses demand for sustainable mobility solutions is balanced with appropriate policy incentives. As an example of such measures in the field of transportation, Minister Arcand mentioned discounts on electric vehicles, new standards for urban planning and tax credits for green and clean technologies. “Innovations are at the heart of low carbon economy. As policy makers, we are responsible to create a positive environment where investment in innovations and R&D are both financially and socially rewarding.”

Apart from presentations and panel discussions, Forum participants had a chance to observe the results of two other pillars of the Smart Cities Initiative.  The announcement of the finalist of the FIA Smart Cities Global Startup Contest and the winner of the Smart Cities Award.

Created to identify, support and invest in the most successful startups empowering Smart Cities, the contest is open to visionary entrepreneurs. Selected by a jury of international experts, the winner of the Montreal contest was Wavelite, an autonomous connectivity platform for low power sensors.

Calling for applications featuring urban mobility projects in cities hosting Formula E races in Season III, the FIA Smart Cities Award became a unique addition to the Montreal edition of the Forum. The city of Montreal symbolically won the Award meeting the important criteria of relevance, impact and scalability.

After dynamic discussions on the future of urban mobility, participants were invited to watch the “innovations in motions”, following various track activities and garage demonstrations.

The FIA is dedicated to improving the safety of every day road users throughout the world.

The FIA is dedicated to improving the safety of every day road users throughout the world.

An estimated 1,3 million people are killed each year on the roads worldwide and 50 million injured. That corresponds to 3,000 fatalities every day, including 500 children: an unacceptable human, economic and social cost for our societies.



To combat this, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile has created the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign, employed the UN’s Safe System Approach and strengthened cooperation with motoring and sporting member clubs via the deployment of the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme.


In May 2011, when the United Nations launched the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety with a goal to save five million lives and reduce road-related injuries by 50 million worldwide over the next 10 years, the FIA created the Action for Road Safetycampaign. This campaign supports the UN initiative through its global network of motoring and touring clubs and its involvement with motor sports. The FIA Foundation welcomed this initiative and agreed to fund the FIA Strategic Road Safety Programme with an endowment of one million euros per annum.


To further tackle this global crisis, the FIA actively supports the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, calling on governments at a national and international level to embrace the Safe System Approach and promote action on capacity building, safe drivers, safer vehicles, safer infrastructure and post-crash response.



The efforts of the FIA in these fields are complemented by the activities of the FIA’s motoring clubs, which have become leading voices for road safety in their respective countries, encouraging governments to make road safety a national priority.



The FIA Road Safety Grant Programme supported by the FIA Foundation welcomes initiatives from FIA member clubs in promoting concrete actions in the five main areas of the UN Decade of Action global plan. Since 2012, the Grant Programme has awarded over 230 innovative initiatives in more than 75 countries. These projects cover several activities such as awareness campaigns, educational programmes, trainings or researches on a wide range of topics, among them, child safety, post-crash care, distracted driving or vulnerable road users’ protection.

For any further information about the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme, please contact Priscilla Le Lièvre Grants Coordinator (



In its role of observer at the UN Economic Commission for Europe/ Geneva (UNECE) the FIA is actively supporting the work of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), the only permanent body in the United Nations system that focuses on improving road safety globally.

With the view of facilitating international cooperation and strengthening global coordination with UN agencies and other international stakeholders working on road safety, the FIA is an active member of the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC).

The FIA is contributing to the work of IRTAD,  the International Road Traffic and Accident Database, established at OECD as a mechanism for providing an aggregated database in which international accident and exposure data are collected on a continuous basis.

As a global campaigner the FIA plays  a leading role in promoting awareness and responsibility not only among motorists, but all road users through education, campaign  and information. Campaigns are aimed at encouraging safe driving practices as well as lifelong learning and training, targeting the different risk groups.


As a global campaigner the FIA plays  a leading role in promoting awareness and responsibility not only among motorists, but all road users through education, campaign  and information. Campaigns (link to sessions “campaigns”) are aimed at encouraging safe driving practices as well as lifelong learning and training, targeting the different risk groups.


The FIA promotes vehicle design that protects the driver and the occupants as well as vulnerable users. Cofounder and member of the EuroNCAP programme, the FIA and its member clubs cooperate with other CAPs globally to improve vehicle safety and to provide consumers with an independent assessment of the safety performance of their vehicles.

Member of the UNECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), the worldwide regulatory forum related to safety and environmental aspects of the vehicles. 

As new technologies are creating greater opportunities for road safety with more intelligent systems being developed for road vehicles, the FIA is fully committed to encouraging the deployment of the most promising active safety solutions to improve road safety.


Safer road infrastructure is a key element of effective strategies to reduce the rising trend of road fatalities. The FIA and its members started and continue to support the iRAP program, operating in more than 70 countries, in partnership with governments and non-government organisations to inspect high-risk roads and develop star ratings and safer road investment plans.


Prompt, good-quality first aid can save the lives of many people injured in road traffic crashes.

Building on the established cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian network, the FIA promotes initiatives in regions of the world aimed at raising the awareness of the importance of first aid knowledge in giving immediate assistance to victims of road accidents.

Sebastien Buemi puts in impressive drive through the field but is disqualified for a technical infringement

Sebastien Buemi puts in impressive drive through the field but is disqualified for a technical infringement

The first race of the double-header finale to the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship season was full of excitement and drama, as the two title protagonists, Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi had very different race days.

Renault e.dams’ Buemi came into the event with a ten-point advantage over his Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport despite having missed the last race in New York City, however his day didn’t begin well with a heavy crash in the second free practice session. As a result of the incident, the team was forced to change the battery, landing the reigning champion with a ten-place grid penalty meaning he would start in 12th.

Di Grassi, meanwhile, had a faultless morning, setting the fastest time in the first practice session and then putting his car on pole position to secure what could be three vital championship points.

As the lights went out, the Brazilian covered off a fast-starting Stephan Sarrazin, with the Techeetah car slotting into second place. From that point on di Grassi progressively pulled away from the field, while further down the order, Buemi was putting in an impressive comeback drive despite contact on the opening lap resulting in damage to his car.

About FIA

About FIA

FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry.

FIA’s mission is to:

  • support open, transparent and competitive markets,
  • protect and enhance the integrity of the financial system, and
  • promote high standards of professional conduct.

As the principal members of derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, FIA's clearing firm members play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in global financial markets.

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