FIA General Assemblies in Baku: Charting the Future of Motorsport and Mobility

The FIA General Assemblies in Baku marked a significant step in motorsport and mobility, led by FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, showcasing innovation, leadership, and a commitment to a better future.

FIA General Assemblies in Baku: Charting the Future of Motorsport and Mobility

In the heart of Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) General Assemblies meeting unfolded, marking a pivotal moment in the world of motorsport and mobility. This gathering, led by FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and key members of the FIA leadership, highlighted the organization's progress and vision for the future.

A Year of Progress and Commitment
The FIA General Assemblies in Baku served as a culmination of a year filled with significant advancements in motorsport and mobility. FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, alongside his team, including FIA Deputy Presidents Robert Reid and Tim Shearman, and FIA Senate President Carmelo Sanz de Barros, showcased their unwavering commitment to the FIA's manifesto. This year's assemblies were not just a reflection of the past but a roadmap for the future.

FIA's Leadership in Innovation and Social Responsibility
President Ben Sulayem emphasized the FIA's role in leading innovation and societal impact. The FIA General Assemblies in Baku highlighted initiatives like the United Against Online Abuse Campaign, demonstrating the FIA's dedication to fostering a positive societal impact. This commitment to innovation and leadership sets the FIA apart as a driving force in motorsport and beyond.

Recognizing Excellence: The 2023 FIA President’s Awards
The FIA General Assemblies in Baku also celebrated the winners of the 2023 FIA President’s Awards. Recognizing achievements in climate action, road safety, and equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), the awards spotlighted the outstanding efforts of FIA Members globally. Winners included the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC), the Automobil Club of Moldova (ACM), and Motorsport South Africa, each contributing significantly to their respective fields.

Forecasting the Future: FIA's Financial Planning
The FIA General Assemblies in Baku presented a promising outlook for the future. The FIA's commitment to transparency and fiscal responsibility was evident as they revealed both a forecast for 2023 and a budget for 2024, aiming to reduce operating losses and bolster financial stability.

Amending for Advancement: Changes to FIA Regulations
Significant amendments to the FIA statutes and regulations were approved during the FIA General Assemblies in Baku. These changes, ranging from lowering age limits in the presidential team to updating the framework for FIA Members, reflect the FIA's commitment to evolving with the times and ensuring the best practices in motorsport governance.

Electing the Leaders of Tomorrow
The FIA General Assemblies in Baku also saw the election of key members to various FIA bodies, including the FIA Audit Committee, Ethics Committee, and Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee. These elections are crucial in shaping the future direction of the FIA and its various initiatives.

Looking Ahead: FIA General Assemblies in 2024
The roadmap for the FIA's future was further outlined with the announcement of two General Assemblies meetings in 2024. Set to take place in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, and Kigali, Rwanda, these meetings will continue the tradition of global collaboration and innovation set forth in Baku.

In conclusion, the FIA General Assemblies in Baku represented more than just a yearly gathering; they signified a step forward in the FIA's enduring mission to lead, innovate, and inspire in the realms of motorsport and mobility. As we look towards the future, the foundations laid in Baku promise a continued journey of progress and excellence.