The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 24 June 2009. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP All currently competing teams have committed to the FIA Formula One World Championship. There will be no ...
The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 24 June 2009. The following decisions were taken:
FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
All currently competing teams have committed to the FIA Formula One World Championship.
There will be no alternative series or championship and the rules for 2010 onwards will be the 2009 regulations as well as further regulations agreed prior to 29 April 2009.
As part of this agreement, the teams will, within two years, reduce the costs of competing in the championship to the level of the early 1990s. The manufacturer teams have agreed to assist the new entries for 2010 by providing technical assistance.
The manufacturer teams have further agreed to the permanent and continuing role of the FIA as the sport's governing body. They have also committed to the commercial arrangements for the FIA Formula One World Championship until 2012 and have agreed to renegotiate and extend this contract before the end of that period.
All teams will adhere to an upgraded version of the governance provisions of the 1998 Concorde Agreement.
The following teams have been accepted for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM RENAULT F1 TEAM PANASONIC TOYOTA RACING SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO RED BULL RACING AT&T WILLIAMS FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM CAMPOS META TEAM MANOR GRAND PRIX TEAM US F1
In view of this new agreement and with the prospect of a stable future for Formula One, FIA President Max Mosley has confirmed his decision not to stand for re-election in October this year.
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
The date for introduction of the 1600cc turbo engine for the WRC car has been brought forward to 2011 to bring it in line with the engine used in the cars on sale to the public.
Event organisers will be given flexibility to evolve the character of their events to create a unique flavour. Rallies may be run over two, three or four days, but must finish on a Saturday or Sunday. To increase the spectacle, there will be freedom to mix asphalt and gravel surfaces either within a stage or within the itinerary of a day.
A 'WRC Cup' for Super 2000 cars will be introduced for 2010. Teams must register and contest at least seven nominated rounds, including at least one outside Europe. Conditions for registration will be finalised in due course.
The FIA has reached agreement with SRO to be the promoter of the new FIA GT1 World Championship from 2010.
As part of this agreement, the FIA GT Championship (GT1 and GT2) and the GT3 European Championship, will be split into three distinct and easily identifiable FIA GT Championships. The FIA GT1 World Championship will be for independent teams and professional drivers, the FIA GT2 European Championship for independent teams and pro-am driver crews, and the FIA GT3 European Championship for independent teams and non-professional drivers.
The Bucharest event, scheduled for 8-9 August 2009, has been replaced with an event in Budapest event on 29-30 August 2009.
Yokohama has won the tender to be the single tyre supplier to the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The CIK-FIA will launch a new karting world championship, aimed at young drivers under 18 years old. The new series will compliment the current CIK-FIA Karting World Championship, which is open to all age groups.
Set to launch in 2010, the new championship will involve three events scheduled to take place in the summer months, when under-18s will be available to compete. The concept will be backed up by the creation of a Karting Academy for drivers aged 13 to 15 years old.