We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 13:55 | 16/1/16

FIA bring in auditors


Jean Todt has confirmed that the FIA have brought in independent auditors in response to complaints by Force India and Sauber.

The two teams brought a case to the European Union in September regarding Formula 1's rules and the division of revenues, alleging that the sport currently breaches European competition laws.

FIA president Todt says he believes the organisation fulfils European corporate governance laws, but wants the FIA's internal practices to be fully transparent and above board, in the wake of the Force India and Sauber action and the corruption claims made against football's world governing body Fifa and athletics' governing body the IAAF.

"Unfortunately, some global sporting organisations have been facing some problems, and I can only be sorry for them," Todt told the Autosport International Show.

"Am I comfortable about the way our organisation is structured and run? Yes, I am, and I am very proud of all the people involved with it.

"Saying that, I feel if you are aiming for excellence then you can always try to do better.

"I have asked a specific audit company to have a look at our organisation, and if they feel they can advise on some improvements, then I’m very happy to take them on board."

Todt says F1 is also considering bringing back mid-race refuelling to the sport, with the rule change to be discussed during a meeting of the sport's Strategy Group in Geneva on Monday.

Mid-race refuelling was dropped in 2010, and proposals to bring it back for the 2017 season were dropped because of negative feedback from a previous meeting of Formula 1's Strategy Group.

"We [will] re-address - is it right not to have refuelling?" Todt told Reuters.

"We are talking about 50,000 euros a year for refuelling costs. If it is good for the show, I'm in favour of reducing the cost, but that is not a key point in the global costs of Formula 1.

"At least we should discuss it."

Alonso suffers engine failure in Indy 500

10:09 | Today

Fernando Alonso's IndyCar debut ended in disappointed as he suffered an engine failure in the closing stages of the Indy 500.


Raikkonen "doesn't feel good" after Monaco GP

15:40 | 28/5/17

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen admits he "doesn't feel awful good" after his second place at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.


Vettel wins Monaco GP

15:05 | 28/5/17

Sebastian Vettel held off the challenge of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikonnen and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo to win Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.


Raikkonen secures Monaco GP pole

14:27 | 27/5/17

Kimi Raikkonen has secured his first pole position since 2008 as Ferrari locked-out the front row of the grid for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.


Hamilton quickest in first Monaco practice

11:37 | 25/5/17

Lewis Hamilton finished ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel in the opening free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.