In motor sport as in other sports, anti-doping is essential. And in a sense, it is perhaps even more crucial in our sport, in that it is not only a matter of equity, ethics and health, but also a question of safety. By using any substance that can alter judgement and reactions, a driver may indeed put his/her life and the lives of others in danger.
This is why the FIA is committed to such great efforts in preventing and fighting doping, and also why it became a Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code in December 2010, thus joining the family of the major international sporting federations.
Education and prevention is our priority. The Race True e-learning programme (click here to access), including a course and a quiz, was launched in 2012 and is available in 5 languages (soon to be 6). The success of this awareness-raising campaign relies on our National Federations who are actively participating in ever-growing numbers.
Testing, and when necessary sanctioning, do, nevertheless, remain key elements of anti-doping. The FIA’s goal, besides out-of-competition testing, is to reach all disciplines in all international championships, cups, trophies and series, in order to make the drivers understand that whatever event they are taking part in, they are liable for testing.
You will find below links to different aspects of anti-doping.