2023 FIA General Assemblies Meeting


Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, was the setting of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) General Assemblies meeting today. Taking place at the end of a year of great progress in motor sport and mobility, it highlighted the work carried out to build a stronger FIA for its Members.

The FIA General Assemblies meeting was led by FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, alongside FIA Deputy President for Sport Robert Reid, FIA Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism Tim Shearman and FIA Senate President Carmelo Sanz de Barros. At the meeting, the FIA Presidential Team demonstrated that it continues to not only honour, but also build on its Manifesto commitments. 

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “This Assembly marks the end of a very busy year with the Regional Meetings in Strasbourg, Bali and Guatemala and, of course, our successful Conference in Cordoba. 

“We can also be proud of our entries for the second edition of the FIA President’s Awards. They are great examples of improvements in the areas of sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion, and road safety.” 

He added: “It is clear that we continue to be a leader in developing the innovation for tomorrow. It is exactly innovation and leadership which make the FIA special and a wider force for good for society. Our growing United Against Online Abuse Campaign is a good example. There is a real momentum behind this important campaign and the FIA is leading the way.

“I look forward to continuing to work with all our Members to achieve all our goals. I am confident about the future of our Federation and I would like to thank all Members and all staff for their hard work. The trust I am given by all these people is what continues to motivate me.”


2023 FIA President’s Awards winners revealed

A total of 44 applications from FIA Members around the world were received for the 2023 FIA President’s Awards that recognise the work that FIA Members do to drive sustainable and measurable change within the field of Climate Action, Road Safety and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). 

The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) was recognised for its achievements in climate action, the Automobil Club of Moldova (ACM) in road safety and Motorsport South Africa in EDI. Each winner will receive a €10,000 contribution to support their project and other growth and development efforts.

Read the full release here.


Forecast 2023 and Budget 2024  
Pursuing its quest for increased transparency and balanced budgets, the FIA presented both a forecast 2023 and a budget 2024 reducing operating losses versus previous years.

Amendments to the FIA regulations

Seven amendments to the Statutes were approved by the FIA General Assembly. Included among the changes were:

  • Lowering the age limit for the members of the presidential team from 75 to 70,
  • Adjusting the composition and election criteria for the FIA Ethics Committee,
  • Establishing a unique reporting line from the FIA Compliance Officer to the FIA Senate and its President, in addition to the FIA Ethics Committee,
  • Introducing a reference to the EuroCouncil, as a subdivision of FIA Region I, in the Statutes, 
  • Extending the grounds for the suspension of FIA Members,
  • Updating the framework for transitions of Member status. 

In addition, eleven amendments to the FIA Judicial and Disciplinary Rules were approved.

The main changes to the FIA International Sporting Code, approved by the General Assembly, relate to the right of review, the maximum fine amounts issued by stewards, the use of pyrotechnics at FIA competitions, the introduction of Esports and the organisation of national F4 championship events abroad. 

Election to FIA bodies

FIA Audit Committee



Proposed by

Sebastián Rodolfo Pastor Mejía


FIA President

Bernard Tay


FIA President


FIA Ethics Committee



Proposed by

Radek Pokorný

Czech Republic

Autoclub of the Czech Republic (ACCR)


FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee



Proposed by

Adrian Lorde


Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF)


List of judges elected to the FIA International Tribunal and International Court of Appeal



Proposed by

David Owoicho Adejo-Ogiri


Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN)

Sérgio Araújo 


Automóvel e Touring Clube de Moçambique (ATCM)

Jaromir Bláha


Czech Republic

Ustrední Automoklub CR (ÚAMK)

Tomáš Borec



Slovak Association of Motor Sport (SAMS)

Xavier Boné Matheu


Real Federación Española de Automovilismo (RFEDA) and Real Automóvil Club de Catalunya (RACC)

Marcelo Coelho De Souza



Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo (CBA)

Guillermo Esquivel Herrera


Costa Rica

Automóvil Club de Costa Rica (ACCR)

Luigi Fumagalli 


F1 Teams

Marek Malecki


Polski Związek Motorowy (PZM)

Filippo Marchino

United States and Italy

F1 Teams

Gérard Martin



Royal Automobile Club of Belgium (RACB)

Fabio Mattei


Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI)

Ian Mill KC

United Kingdom

F1 Teams

Laurent Nuss



Mobilité Club France (MCF)

Arnas Paliukénas



Lithuanian Automobile Sport Federation (LASF)

Nish Kumar Shetty 



Motor Sports Singapore (MSS)

Fernando Veiga Gomes


Automóvel e Touring Clube de Moçambique (ATCM)

Waltraud Wünsch


Deutscher Motor Sport Bund e. V. (DMSB)


Striking off the rolls




Shoqata Auto Moto Dardania


Automobile Mobility and Tourism


Change of status from associate to full Member




Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club


Sport - Automobile Mobility and Tourism


New Member      




Towards Zero Foundation

United Kingdom

Automobile Mobility and Tourism (Article 3.7 of the Statutes)


European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) due to its dissolution.

Exercise of national sporting power

On the proposal of the World Motor Sport Council, the General Assembly approved the return of the national sporting power to the National Automobile Club of Tunisia (NACT). 

FIA General Assemblies in 2024

Two General Assemblies meetings will take place in 2024. 

The Extraordinary General Assemblies meeting will be held during the week of the FIA Conference on 14 June 2024 and will be mainly dedicated to the approval of the yearly accounts and statutory changes. The meeting will be hosted in the city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

The second General Assemblies meeting and the Prize Giving will be hosted in the city of Kigali, Rwanda on 13 December 2024.