No F1 races among FIA’s 12 “moments of the year”

2013 F1 season

Start, Korea International Circuit, 2013The FIA’s first fan poll for a “moment of the year” from international motor racing does not feature any moments from this year’s Formula One season.

The 12 moments which fans can choose as their favourite include footage from seven different FIA-sanction series. The selection is drawn from the World Endurance Championship, World Touring Car Championship, World Rally Championship, European Rally Championship European Rallycross Championship, European Formula Three and the Karting World Championship.

The 12 videos were selected by an FIA jury. Fans can vote for their favourite on the FIA’s Facebook page.

There are two races still to run in this year’s F1 championship and further rounds remaining in other FIA series such as WEC, WRC and WTCC.

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79 comments on No F1 races among FIA’s 12 “moments of the year”

  1. On a side note, I would be embarrassed to still back up the WTCC desperately in need of a reborn. The WEC will have plenty of new rules but I’m not sure if it will stop it from being an vw bought championship like the WRC. People on the outside heavily criticize F1, but in general most FIA championships need more restructuring.

    • PeterG said on 8th November 2013, 19:53

      In what way did VW buy the WRC championship?

      Throughout 2013 they & Sebastien Ogier have done a far better job than there rivals.
      The other championship rivals have made a lot of errors & been very inconsistent over the year, Just as they have been the past couple years when it was Citroen/Loeb doing the winning.

      • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 8th November 2013, 21:01

        WRC, F1, it is all the same. Sebasti├Žn – backed by Red Bull – is winning championship after championship. 10 years in a row in WRC, 4 years in F1. And look what happened to Champ Car: Sebasti├Žn – backed by Red Bull – won four times in a row and the series was abolished!

  2. Alesici (@alesici) said on 8th November 2013, 20:26

    The reason F1 didn’t make it was because for me, the clear standout moment of the year was Grosjean suddenly discovering millimetrically perfect spatial awareness in his overtake of Massa in Hungary. Which the FIA then penalised because Massa had effectively forced Grosjean wide by a few mm, despite Grosjean being ahead. It wasn’t just my favourite moment of racing, but the penalty also summed up the FIA’s season too…

  3. James (@jaymz) said on 8th November 2013, 22:10

    Not surprised. This year has been one of the most boring I can remember. Actually a bit depressing. I blame McLaren for thinking too much about the future and not taking the fight to red bull this year. Ferrari were probably doing the same.

  4. Bruno (@brunes) said on 8th November 2013, 23:37

    some people seem to forget that 2009 also had “real F1 cars”. It sure was the begining of the current generation of cars, but they were “simple” and the races were generally very good IMAO – No DRS, long lasting Brigies.
    That was an awesome year IMO.

    • Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 9th November 2013, 2:58

      Yeah but remember that overtake wasn┬┤t so easy, so the FIA introduced this little thing called DRS that ruins the action on the races. It will be very difficult to the FIA to ban the DRS. I think that the best racing in the DRS era was part of 2011 and the whole 2012. In 2013 DRS showed that it┬┤s really ruining F1┬┤s action.

  5. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 9th November 2013, 1:51

    The whole concept of a fan poll where the fans are not able to pick the most memorable moments seems rather hollow and contrived. A better idea could be for the fans to nominate the most memorable moments in each series and then vote on those to arrive at the most memorable moment for each series. Then a vote for most memorable moment overall. The current method seems designed to have as little fan participation as possible. Brought to you by the FIA, who else?

  6. Paul Einhorn said on 9th November 2013, 9:51

    Please don’t take this the wrong way abut the moment of the year from my perspective was the Williams garage fire after the Spanish Grand Prix. That showed the camaraderie when the other teams not only came to the rescue during the fire, but afterwards as well offering assistance if they needed equipment to race the next event. That is what it is about in my book.

  7. maichael (@maichael) said on 9th November 2013, 11:59

    There being videos selections of trivial things like a rally car going over a jump or through water makes me wonder what the FIA jury were thinking. Rally cars have been doing these things for half a century, every season at about every rally, not just Ogier’s Polo, this year. Don’t these people understand what motorsport is about? If anything it should have shown Ogier and VW’s clinching of the WRC title.

  8. jpowell (@jpowell) said on 9th November 2013, 13:30

    Look guys I know it’s depressing ,all I do is go on You tube and watch a few vids of Groupe B Quattros on the 1000 lakes you will then realize there is no exciting motorsport anymore and learn to accept life for what it is.

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