Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile

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Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) was the sport governing body for motor racing events, in particular Formula One. The organization's origins dated from 1922, when the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) delegated the organization of automobile racing to the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI)[1], which lasted until 1978 when Jean-Marie Balestre took over the reins and it was renamed FISA. A restructuring of the FIA in 1993 led to the disappearance of the FISA, putting motor racing under the direct management of the FIA.[2]


President Years as President Nationality
Commission Sportive Internationale
Rene de Knyff 1922–1946 France
Augustin Perouse 1946–1961 France
Maurice Baumgartner 1961–1970 Switzerland
Paul Alfons von Metternich-Winneburg 1970–1976 Germany
Pierre Ugeux 1976–1978 Belgium
Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile
Jean-Marie Balestre 1978–1991 France
Max Mosley 1991–1993 United Kingdom

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  1. ^ "Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)". Motorsport Magazine. April 1976.
  2. ^ "Why has FISA been abolished?". grandprix.com. 1 September 1993.