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An extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council was held in Paris on 7 October 2008. The following decisions were taken:
FIA Marco Piccinini, FIA Deputy President for Sport, confirmed that he is to leave his position, one year before the end of his term, to focus on his other professional commitments. His resignation takes effect from the next FIA General Assembly on 7 November 2008, when his successor will be elected.
The WMSC agreed to propose to the FIA General Assembly that the sporting power in India be transferred from the Motorsports Association of India (MAI) to the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).
The FIA has mandated Alan Donnelly, the FIA President’s Representative, to ensure that the DMSB, the holder of the national sporting authority in Germany, is truly independent of the ADAC and capable of running the sporting power in the country.
The WMSC unanimously agreed to give the FIA President authority to negotiate with the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) the introduction of radical measures to achieve a substantial reduction of costs in the championship from 2010. Failing agreement with FOTA, the FIA will enforce the necessary measures to achieve this goal. It was further unanimously agreed to allow Formula One teams to equalise engine performance across the field for 2009, pending the introduction of cost-saving measures from 2010.
Drivers finishing in the first three places in the final classification of the Formula Two Championship will qualify for an FIA Superlicence.
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