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FIA to set up Motor Sport Safety Institute 12 Dec 2003

FIA Flag as the grid girls practice their routine.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang, Malaysia, 22 March 2003

The FIA announced on Friday that it is to set up a dedicated body to better co-ordinate its research into safety in motor sport. The FIA Motor Sport Safety Institute will, like its parent body, be based in Paris and run on the same non-profit basis.

The new body will be concerned with driver equipment, vehicle design, circuit design and spectator protection, rescue and medical facilities and race control. In all of these areas its aim will be to be research the best safety procedures, practices and technologies that can be applied to motor sport safety.

The Institute will also support the training of officials, circuit and race personnel in safety procedures, practices and the use of equipment, as well as monitor motor sport safety trends in order to identify research and regulation priorities.