World Motor Sport Council decisions


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.

Date Race Circuit
29-Mar Australia Melbourne
05-Apr Malaysia Sepang
19-Apr Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit
10-May Spain Barcelona
24-May Monaco Monaco
07-Jun Turkey Istanbu
21-Jun Britain Silverstone
28-Jun France Magny-Cours
12-Jul Germany Nurburgring
26-Jul Hungary Hungaroring
23-Aug Europe Valencia
30-Aug Belgium Spa Francorchamps
13-Sep Italy Monza
27-Sep Singapore Singapore
11-Oct Japan Suzuka
18-Oct China Shanghai
01-Nov Brazil Interlagos
15-Nov Abu Dhabi Yas Island

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Published: 07/10/2008
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