In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions resulting from the health crisis, the FIA today held its Annual General Assembly as a hybrid physical/online meeting, hosted from Geneva, Switzerland. The largely virtual gathering brought to a close the Federation’s annual series of meetings of Sport and Mobility FIA Member Clubs, which again were largely conducted remotely. This year’s Assembly will culminate in this evening’s online FIA Prize Giving ceremony, during which the FIA’s Championships will be honoured.
Addressing the Assembly, FIA President Jean Todt highlighted the difficulties posed by the global health pandemic and saluted the responsiveness, resilience and spirit of innovation shown by the FIA and its Member Organisations during challenging times.
“Since the beginning of the health crisis, adaptability and creativity have been at the heart of our actions at the FIA. Faced with this situation, our aim has been clear: to support you using all the means at our disposal, and to be able to do so, we had to preserve our ecosystem, to ensure the rapid and efficient return of our FIA activities and finally, to make sure the sport could restart as soon as possible. And we made it.
“This health emergency has reminded us of the reality that we had for the most part forgotten: our vulnerability and the fragility of the human condition. This pushes us to work even more closely together to help each other overcome the difficulties 2020 has imposed on us.”