FIA adds to Industry Working Group

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The FIA has appointed three new members to its Industry Working Group (IWG) – global energy and petrochemical group Shell, software company SBG Sports Software, and car performance firm FLB Group GT2i.

The IWG is the FIA’s specialized group of companies connected to motorsport that work together to develop future standards and regulations. It provides industry feedback and consultation on the development and research of new safety measures that could be introduced to motorsport.

The three companies join the 50 that are already part of the IWG, which enables the FIA to collaborate with them for matters relating to motorsport safety and the transfer of knowledge to the road for daily road users.

Shell’s motorsport involvement is well known, while FLB Group GT2i is a France-based supplier to the racing, road and classic car markets. UK-based SBG Sport Software is best known for its race management and safety technology which is used by both the FIA across the majority of its series, as well as by a number of teams for race strategy analysis. The company recently agreed a multi-year partnership with the FIA, which will see it supply its circuit supervision and incident review system.

The FIA says the three companies participated in the latest IWG meeting in September via video conference, to discuss the latest work the FIA is doing in safety, medical and homologation in motorsport.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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