World Motor Sport Council notes 2009-10-21

The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 21 October 2009. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE The Monaco Grand Prix has been moved forward one week to 16 May. The FIA has approved in principle a proposal to swap the dates of...

The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 21 October 2009. The following decisions were taken:

FORMULA ONE

The Monaco Grand Prix has been moved forward one week to 16 May. The FIA has approved in principle a proposal to swap the dates of the Abu Dhabi and Brazilian grands prix, pending agreement with the promoters of both events.

The FIA is expecting confirmation from Formula One Management about the grands prix in Canada and Britain shortly.

The latest calendar is below. The final calendar will be adopted at the December meeting of the WMSC.

2010 FIA Formula One World Championship

14/03   BRN     Bahrain

28/03 AUS Australia
04/04 MAL Malaysia
18/04 CN China
09/05 E Spain
16/05 MC Monaco
30/05 TR Turkey
13/06 CDN Canada**
27/06 E Europe (Valencia)
11/07 GB Great Britain*
25/07 D Germany
01/08 H Hungary
29/08 B Belgium
12/09 I Italy
26/09 SGP Singapore
03/10 J Japan
17/10 ROK Korea*
31/10+ UAE Abu Dhabi*
14/11+ BR Brazil

*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.
**Subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management.
+The FIA has approved in principle a proposal to swap the dates of the Abu Dhabi and Brazil grands prix, pending agreement with the promoters of both events.

ENVIRONMENT

The WMSC adopted the proposal put forward by the Environmentally Sustainable Motor Sport Commission (ESMSC) that future motor sport competition should be efficiency-based rather than capacity-based.

The ESMSC also put forward a number of other policy proposals concerning fuels, carbon neutrality, technology promotion, best practice, driver aids and safety, which have been formally endorsed and adopted.

RALLYING

From 1 January 2010, a Junior Rally Championship will be created within the framework of the Middle East Rally Championship.

KARTING

Following the creation of a new Karting World Championship for 15 to 18 year old drivers and of a CIK-FIA Academy for 13 to 15 year old drivers, the first season will consist of three events ending on 25 July, 29 August and 3 October 2010.

Each event will run over three days. The Friday will involve sporting and technical checks, an education programme and non-qualifying practice. Saturday will involve non-qualifying practice, qualifying practice and heats. Sunday will involve warm-ups, qualifying heats and the final phase.

For the World Championship, the new final phase format will have two pre-finals (one with a reversed grid) to determine the starting grid for the final.

Total has won the tender to be the single fuel supplier to the CIK-FIA Superkart Championships in 2010 and 2011.

Dell'Orto has won the tender to be the carburetor supplier to the CIK-FIA Championships (Categories KZ1, KZ2) in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

-credit: fia

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