International Court of Appeal
The International Court of Appeal is the final appeal tribunal for international motor sport. Established under the FIA Statutes and the FIA’s International Sporting Code it resolves disputes brought before it by any of motor sport’s National Sporting Authorities world-wide, or by the President of the FIA. It can also settle non-sporting disputes brought by national motoring organizations affiliated to the FIA.
In accordance with good governance principles, the International Court of Appeal (ICA) is an independent body with its own administration detached from the main structure of the FIA
On 5 December 2014 the FIA General Assembly elected 24 judges to the International Court of Appeal. Its judges come from different countries and are elected by the FIA General Assembly for a period of three years, one third being renewed each year.
A full membership list of the Courts is available to download in PDF format here:
Cases relating to the FIA Formula One World Championship may be heard by judges drawn from the list of Members elected to the ICA and from a list of "co-opted' judges nominated by the Formula One teams and approved by the Congress.
To see the list of “co-opted” judges, please click here.
To view the Court's guidelines on co-opted judges, please click here.
List of major championships
To view the list of "major" championships referred to in Article 9.1 of the Judicial and Disciplinary Rules of the FIA, click here: Major Championships
Rules and Practice Directions
The Judicial and Disciplinary Rules of the FIA can be viewed here.
The Secretariat of the International Court of Appeal has published a set of "Practice Directions" to assist parties and their legal representatives in cases before the ICA and to answer a number of commonly arising questions. It is strongly recommended that all participants in cases before the Court should study these in advance of making written submissions or attending hearings. These Practice Directions were updated to take account of the new rules in force since 1st January 2011.
To view the Practice Directions, please click here (application from 1 January 2016).