DECEMBER 13, 2002
The FIA establishes an Academy
The FIA has voted to create the FIA Academy which will be responsible for determining annual awards and prizes for exceptional achievement in road safety, the environment and mobility and for individual achievement in motor sport. The academy will be presided over by former FIA President Jean-Marie Balestre. It is anticipated that the FIA Academy will make its first recommendations next year with the awards likely to be presented at the next FIA Prizegiving Gala. This year's gala takes place this evening at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo with all the big names of the sport gathering in the principality for the big event.