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FIA engages Motorsport Network for data project

Motorsport’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has entered into a partnership with digital media company Motorsport Network to better serve fans by creating a detailed historical record of racing and rallying results.

The Motorsport Stats arm of Motorsport Network has been appointed as an official supplier to the FIA. A new results website in its initial release will cover 17 FIA championships, including a comprehensive history of the Formula One World Championship from 1950 onwards and a full record of all other FIA world championships backed up with results from defunct or superseded series in sports cars, touring cars and rally. The scope of results will be progressively enhanced over the term of the agreement.

Motorsport Stats will be developing its modular front-end results website, its underlying database and APIs in order that the FIA can document and record both its history as well as the future results of its senior championships.

The new service will form part of the FIA’s digital estate at FIA.com and will also power other aspects of FIA digital output including social media. The site will commence development shortly and will be launched as a free service later this year.

James Allen, Motorsport Network president of global operations, said: “There can be no greater validation of the depth and quality of Motorsport Network’s results and database business than to get the official designation from the world governing body of motorsport. To be trusted as a record-keeper for the FIA is a matter of considerable pride and it is a task to which we will apply our very best efforts, so that race fans the world over can benefit.”