Sportradar and FIA Work Together in New RaceAgainstManipulation Campaign

September 3, 2021

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Sportradar have started a new initiative to combat fixing and manipulation in motorsport events around the world.

The RaceAgainstManipulation campaign is targeting drivers competing in both national and international competitions as well as anyone involved such as team personnel, officials, volunteers, event organisers and FIA staff and consultants.

President of FIA, Jean Todt, said:

“Safeguarding the integrity of motor sport worldwide is of paramount importance. No reports of betting manipulation in motor sport have been received to date but we must be vigilant.

And the best way to achieve this is through education. RaceAgainstManipulation will help stakeholders to recognise potential threats, assist them in the reporting of misconduct. It is an essential tool in the fight to maintain sporting integrity and I advise everyone involved in our sport to use it.”

The FIA is also reaching out beyond its own organisation as it includes national sporting organisations, staff and consultants, media and fans of the sport.

Sportradar and FIA’s efforts include the launch of an e-learning platform, holding a 30-minute tutorial, that was first provided to Formula One during the Belgium Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Upon completing the tutorial, participants receive an FIA certificate.

FIA Secretary-General for Sport Peter Bayer said: “This user-friendly platform is a milestone for the FIA and the motor sports world as it will help raise awareness of the specific contents of the International Sporting Code on this topic and in particular what competition manipulation means in an informative and entertaining approach.”

Managing Director Integrity Services at Sportradar, Andreas Krannich, highlighted the importance of the initiative and said:

“Manipulation and fixing is a serious threat to sport worldwide and it’s important that all those actively participating in competitive sports competitions, be they competitors, officials or other stakeholders, have the necessary tools to identify risks and how to go about reporting them through the appropriate channels.

“RaceAgainstManipulation is a great initiative with a clear purpose and we commend the FIA for the steps they’re taking to educate their drivers and other stakeholders, and maintain the integrity of their sport.”

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