For McLaren's new driver, Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen, it will be a particularly busy period.
Jean Todt was elected for a second consecutive four-year term during the FIA's annual general assembly in Paris.
"Attacking from the first race was one of the best things I could have done in Formula One" - Lewis Hamilton
"The opportunity is there that Giedo could come to us to drive" - Michiel Mol, a key shareholder at Force India.
The same two teams, and the same four drivers, are at the top of the pointscore.
The rumours suggested Dennis was shaping up to grasp back control of the F1 outfit.
Very interesting details about the father-son relationship...