user icon
user icon

WMSC gives Ecclestone and Todt 'mandate' to fix F1

  • Published on 03 Dec 2015 09:56
  • comments 2
  • By: Rob Veenstra

F1's governing body on Wednesday empowered Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt to take charge of "a number of pressing issues in formula one". The news comes amid the sport's struggle to walk hand-in-hand into the future, as parties clash over the shape of engine rules and cost cutting.

In Abu Dhabi, Renault's Cyril Abiteboul had said: "As a Frenchman I am for the dictature (dictatorship) as long as you can choose the dictator." So after the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris on Wednesday, the FIA announced that "a near unanimous" vote has handed "a mandate" to Ecclestone and Todt, the governing body's president.

They will "make recommendations and decisions regarding a number of pressing issues such as governance, power units and cost reduction", said the FIA. At the same Paris meeting, the green light was shown to Toro Rosso's reported plans to run 2015-spec Ferrari power in 2016, which ties in with La Gazzetta dello Sport's news that James Key visited Maranello this week.

And finally, the unprecedentedly-long 21-race calendar for next season was ratified. However, Austin race organisers' state funding problems have earned the US grand prix mere provisional status on the FIA schedule, with the race now "subject to agreement". (GMM)

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • Dont fix it. Seriously. Any more fixing, and it will become permanently scarred and broken. And give money hungry Ecclestone less control on things and get in someone who isnt just interested in milking money out of the sport, and who isnt so readily accepting "charity".

    • + 0
    • Dec 3 2015 - 14:32
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Ah, finally some clarity regarding TR's PU from Ferrari.
    But it's a bit stupid to come up with a new rule and immediately create an exception.

    • + 0
    • Dec 3 2015 - 18:04

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
13 - Nov 15
Turkey
26 - Nov 29
Bahrain
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
13 - Nov 15
Turkey Istanbul Park
26 - Nov 29
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar