Tag Archive: World Motor Sport Council

Feb 24

Elimination-style F1 qualifying set for approval

A new live ‘elimination qualifying’ format is being considered as part of a radical shake up to improve the show
Elimination-style F1 qualifying set for approvalA new live elimination-style qualifying format could be introduced to Formula 1 after teams came to an agreement as part of plans to improve the show.
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Dec 17

Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he would be prepared to pull the manufacturer out F1

2015-10-24_39752 Ferrari doesn’t accept the mandate handed to Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt, warning it could quit the sport if it leads to sweeping changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

FIA confirms 2016 calendar in World Motor Sport Council decisions

FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions

2015-10-25The World Motor Sport Council approved, by a near unanimous number (just one vote against), a mandate for the FIA President, Jean Todt and the Representative of the Commercial Rights Holder, Bernie Ecclestone to make recommendations and decisions regarding a number of pressing issues in Formula One such as governance, Power Units and cost reduction.

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Dec 03

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 power

FIA President Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone are to be given fresh powers to govern the future direction of Formula 1

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 powerThe WMSC announces it is giving Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone a mandate to wield more power in the ‘decisions regarding pressing issues in F1’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Gibson Technology and Cosworth Electronics selected as sole suppliers for 2017 LM P2 regulations

The ACO, FIA and IMSA are continuing their work on the introduction of new technical regulations

Image result for ACO FIA IMSAThe World Motor Sport Council has validated the selection by the ACO, FIA and IMSA committee of Gibson Technology as the sole engine supplier for cars in the LM P2 sports car category of ACO and FIA series, and Cosworth Electronics as the sole electronics supplier for LM P2 in ACO/FIA competitions as well as the IMSA category prototypes entered for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017, the date on which the new regulations come into force. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

2017 LM P2 regulations – The four chassis constructors selected

After eight months’ work and a two-month selection process

2017 LM P2 regulations - The four chassis constructors selectedThe four constructors are: Dallara (Italy-United States), Onroak Automotive (France), Oreca (France-United States) and the joint-venture Riley Tech/Multimatic (USA, Canada and the United Kingdom), subject to validation of the regulations by the World Motor Sport Council on 10th July.

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Mar 23

Rallye International du Valais confirmed as final round of 2015 FIA European Rally Championship

Rallye International du Valais was announced as the reserve event on the initial calendar

FIA - ERC - ERC Rallye du Valais image 02 Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (Geneva, Friday 20 March 2015), the FIA has announced that Rallye International du Valais has been confirmed as the 10th and final round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

World RX signs multi-year deal with DTM for Hockenheim race

The Hockenheimring was originally built in 1932 and is home to the biannual German Formula One race

Rallycross FIA logo The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has agreed terms with the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) to hold a 13th World Championship round alongside the DTM season-opener at the Hockenheimring in Germany (1-3 May, 2015).  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Mexico could be ‘double points’ finale in 2015

Mexico could close next year’s world championship with a ‘double points’ finale.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit Mexico That is the claim of FIA vice president Jose Abed, who represents Mexico on the governing body’s World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

McLaren proposed grid restart idea – Whiting

McLaren was the driving force behind F1’s controversial move to introduce grid restarts next year.

2014-06-07_0523 Following criticisms of the change, namely that it is unfair or even unsafe, race director Charlie Whiting revealed recently: “First of all it has to be remembered that this was the suggestion from a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

FIA approves controversial grid restarts for 2015

The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.

2014-06-04_0030 The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the ‘show’, was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Report – Thursday ‘the end’ for struggling teams?

F1’s last chance to slash costs for struggling teams has now passed.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met in Munich on Thursday, less than a mere handful of days before the end-of-June deadline for rule changes to be made for 2015 without the near-impossible need for unanimity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

F1 figures in crucial meetings before Austria GP

Crucial talks about the future of formula one are speeding ahead.

2014-06-14-1001 Between the Canadian and Austrian grands prix, team bosses, FIA president Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone reportedly got together for meetings in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Big teams propose Friday practice axe

F1 is proposing to shake up the format of the grand prix weekends for 2015.

IMG_0749It emerged in Montreal on Friday that the plan, already agreed by the powerful Strategy Group including the sport’s major teams, is designed to cut costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Engine deal is ‘next move’ for 2015 team Haas

“Now the really hard work begins” – Haas

Gene Haas portrait Colin Kolles is at the helm of ‘Forza Rossa’, a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in line for a F1 debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Teams agree qualifying tweaks for 2014

F1’s eleven teams have agreed on a revised qualifying format for 2014.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 16Recently, we reported that at a meeting at the first Bahrain test, the sport’s major players would move to ensure qualifying is exciting in the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

FIA no longer mentioning ‘cost cap’

The FIA said the cost control regulations will be installed in 2015.

Flagworld - FIA F1’s governing body has toned down its rhetoric on cost-cutting, having said in December it wanted to install a highly-controversial “global cost cap”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Tougher Pirellis means heavier cars in 2014

The report tipped the rule tweak, raising the minimum weight to 691kg

2013-10-25 - Pirelli  - 0009 The mandatory minimum weight of F1 cars will be raised by 1 kilogram for 2014, Italy’s Omnicorse reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Vettel ‘not afraid’ of Alonso head-to-head

“Maybe someday I will be on the same team with Kimi or Fernando”

2013-10-25 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99000 Sebastian Vettel insists he is not afraid to go head-to-head with one of F1’s very best drivers, hinting his next move could be to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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