Any Driver can be tested for the purpose of doping control in- and out-of-competition, at any time and at any place, with no advance notice, by any anti-doping organisation with authority to do so, such as the FIA, a National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) or WADA.

“In-competition” means the period commencing twelve (12) hours before a competition in which the driver is scheduled to participate through the end of such competition and the sample collection process related to such competition.

By default, “out-of-competition” is any period which is not “in-competition”.

Testing Pools and Whereabouts

In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and with the FIA Anti-Doping Regulations, reliable information on the whereabouts of the Drivers is requested to run an efficient out-of-competition testing programme. For this reason, some selected Drivers are required to submit accurate information through the WADA online ADAMS System, which will be used by Doping Control Officers to locate the drivers for testing out-of-competition. The Drivers concerned are placed either in a Testing Pool (TP) or in a Registered Testing Pool (RTP). The whereabouts requirements imposed on RTP athletes are higher, and the sanctions in case of whereabouts failures are stronger. 

If you need an ADAMS account, or if you have lost your access credentials, please contact fia@ita.sport

More information on the whereabouts process and on the ADAMS system can be found here:

The Doping Control Process

Below is a link to a WADA video describing what Drivers need to know from the time of notification for testing until the end of the process:

WADA Video: https://youtu.be/sWhudwnE3Fg

For more information about the testing process:


Overview of the doping tests (in- and out-of-competition) initiated and directed by the FIA: