Press Release

 World Motor Sport Council 

21/10/2009 

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

 

14/3 BRN Bahrain
28/3 AUS  Australia
4/4 MAL Malaysia
18/4 CN China
9/5 E Spain
16/5 MC  Monaco
30/5 TR Turkey
13/6 CDN Canada**
27/6 E Europe (Valencia)
11/7 GB Great Britain*
25/7 D Germany 
1/8 H Hungary
29/8 B Belgium
12/9 I Italy
26/9 SGP Singapore
3/10 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.

 

Click here to read the full report from the ESMSC.


 

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.

 

 

CALENDAR

 

2010 FIA World Rally Championship

 

10 - 14/2 S Swedish Rally
3 - 7/3 MEX Rally Mexico
31/3 - 4/4 HKJ Jordan Rally
14 - 18/4 TR Rally of Turkey
5 - 9/5 NZ Rally of New Zealand
26 - 30/5 P Rallye de Portugal
7 - 10/7 BG Bulgaria Rally
28/7 - 1/8 FIN Rally Finland
18 - 22/8 D Rallye Deutschland
8 - 12/9 J Rally Japan
29/9 - 3/10 F Rallye de France
20 - 24/10 E Rally Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally De España
10 - 14/11 GB Rally of Great Britain


 

2010 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship

10 - 14/2 S Swedish Rally
3 - 7/3 MEX Rally Mexico
31/3 - 4/4 HKJ Jordan Rally
5 - 9/5 NZ Rally of New Zealand
28/7 - 1/8 FIN Rally Finland
18 - 22/8 D Rallye Deutschland
8 - 12/9 J Rally Japan
29/9 - 3/10 F Rallye de France
10 - 14/11 GB Rally of Great Britain

 

Note: Six out of nine events count towards championship, including at least two outside Europe.

 

2010 FIA Junior World Rally Championship

 

14 - 18/4 TR Rally of Turkey
26 - 30/5 P Rallye de Portugal
7 - 10/7 BG Bulgaria Rally
18 - 22/8 D Rallye Deutschland
29/9 - 3/10 F Rallye de France
20 - 24/10 E Rally Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally De España

 

Note: Five out of six events count towards championship.

 

FIA World Rally Championship Cup (for S2000 teams)

 

10 - 14/2 S Swedish Rally
3 - 7/3 MEX Rally Mexico
31/3 - 4/4 HKJ Jordan Rally
5 - 9/5 NZ Rally of New Zealand
26 - 30/5 P Rallye de Portugal
28/7 - 1/8 FIN Rally Finland
18 - 22/8 D Rallye Deutschland
8 - 12/9 J Rally Japan
29/9 - 3/10 F Rallye de France
10 - 14/11 GB Rally of Great Britain

 

Note: Seven out of 10 events to count towards championship, including at least two outside Europe.

 

2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship

 

7/3 BR Curitiba
11/4 MEX Puebla
2/5 MA Marrakech
23/5 I TBC
20/6 B Zolder
4/7 P Algarve
18/7 GB Brands Hatch
1/8   CZ Brno
5/9 D Oschersleben
9/9   E Valencia Ricardo Tormo
31/10 J Okayama
21/11 MO Macau

 

 

2010 FIA GT1 World Championship
 

4/4 UAE Yas Marina**
18/4 ZA South Africa*
2/5 GB Silverstone Supercar 2010
16/5 CZ Brno
30/5 F Paul Ricard
4/7 CDN Canada*
1/8 B Total 24H of Spa-Francorchamps*
29/8   D Nürburgring*
12/9  P Circuito Algarve
3/10 H Budapest*
14/11  CN China*
28/11  BR Brazil*

 

*Subject to the ASN's confirmation
**Subject to the homologation of the circuit.


 

2010 FIA Formula 2 Championship
 

18/4   GB Silverstone*
2/5   MA Marrakech
30/5 I Monza
20/6 B Zolder
4/7 P Algarve
18/7 GB Brands Hatch*
1/8 CZ Brno
5/9 D Oschersleben
19/9 E Valencia

 

*Subject to the ASN's confirmation

The WMSC also adopted 2010 calendars for a number of other FIA series including the FIA GT3 European Championship, FIA European Truck Racing Championship, FIA European Rally Championship, FIA African Rally Championship, FIA Middle East Rally Championship and FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship.

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