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WMSC issues mid-morning Press Release

NEWS STORY
22/03/2006

The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 22 March, 2006. The following decisions were taken:

The 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship Sporting Regulations were accepted and will be published in full on 23 March 2006.

The 2008 Sporting Regulations have three objectives:

  • To reduce the cost of competing
  • To improve the sporting spectacle
  • To maintain and, where possible, improve current safety standards
  • Entries for the 2008 Championship will open on 24 March 2006 and close on 31 March 2006.

    The FIA will then begin a series of meetings with the teams which enter the 2008 Championship in order to finalise the regulations for 2008. The regulations which affect the design of the cars must be finalised before 30 June 2006 to give the competing teams sufficient time to design and develop their 2008 cars. The regulations not affecting the design of the cars can be modified at any point up to the start of the 2008 season.

    A regulation can be modified following a majority vote of the Sporting Working Group, consisting of one senior representative from each team, and ratification by the Formula One Commission and the World Motor Sport Council.

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