Press Release

 World Motor Sport Council - Decisions 

05/11/2008 

The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 5 November 2008. The following decisions were taken:


FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

 

From 2009, engine life will be extended from two to three races.

 

During the 2008 season a review took place of the stewarding arrangements in F1. The current panel of stewards consists of two international stewards and one national steward, all of whom must be eligible for the FIA’s super licence. For 2009, the following updates will be made:

 

- Any national steward participating who is officiating for the first time will be required to ‘observe’ a minimum of one Grand Prix prior to their event.

- At five Grands Prix in 2009, a number of trainee Stewards, nominated by their ASN and selected by the FIA, will be invited to attend.

- Before each Grand Prix, a short CV of each steward will be posted on the FIA website.

- With the benefit of a new replay system available to the stewards, all incidents will be investigated and appropriate action taken during the race, unless it is essential to seek further evidence afterwards.

- Following the race, a short written explanation of steward’s decisions will be published on the FIA website. This will supplement the formal steward’s decision which largely defines the breach of the rules.

- Where appropriate, additional film evidence that the public may not have seen but which was reviewed by the stewards, will be made available on both the FIA and FOM websites.

 

Note: No former driver is excluded from seeking their ASN national stewarding licence and then, as with all of the existing stewards, if they gain the necessary level of experience in stewarding events at a national, regional and international level the FIA can consider them for a steward’s super licence.


 

WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

 

From 2009, the number of mandatory events for a Manufacturer Team has been reduced to eight, reflecting the reduction in the number of calendar events.

 

The WMSC expressed its concern at the apparent potential increase in the cost of a World Rally car. The WRC Commission will therefore review the current direction of the proposed 2010 technical regulations, in order to ensure that the original decision to use no more than a removable, bolt-on kit to change a Super 2000 or Group N car into a World Rally car is maintained.

 


TENDERS

 

Petrochem Carless has won the tender to be the single fuel supplier to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

 

Panta has won the tender to be the single fuel supplier to the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2009 and 2010.

 

Total has won the tender to be the single fuel supplier to the 2009 CIK-FIA Championships.

 

Magneti Marelli has won the tender to be the single ECU supplier to the FIA GT Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 


CALENDAR

 

2009 FIA Formula One World Championship


29 March Australia
5 April Malaysia
19 April China
26 April Bahrain
10 May Spain
24 May Monaco
7 June Turkey
21 June Great Britain
12 July Germany
26 July Hungary 
23 August Europe (Valencia)
30 August Belgium
13 September Italy
27 September Singapore
4 October Japan
18 October Brazil 
1 November Abu Dhabi

 

Note: The races in Australia and Malaysia will start at 1700 local time, in Singapore at 2000 local time, and in Japan at 1500 local time.

 

2009 FIA World Rally Championship


28 January -
1 February
Rally Ireland
11-15 February Rally Norway
11-15 March The Cyprus Rally
1-5 April Rally de Portugal
22-26 April Rally Argentina
20-24 May Rally d'Italia-Sardegna
10-14 June Acropolis Rally
24-28 June Rally Poland
29 July - 2 August Rally Finland
2-6 September Rally Australia
30 September -
4 October
Rally de España
21-25 October Wales Rally GB

 

2009 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship (for drivers)


11-15 February Rally Norway
11-15 March The Cyprus Rally
1-5 April

Rallye de Portugal

22-26 April Rally Argentina
20-24 May Rally d'Italia-Sardegna
10-14 June Acropolis Rally
2-6 September Rally Australia
21-25 October Wales Rally GB

 

2009 FIA Junior World Rally Championship (for drivers)


28 January -
1 February
Rally Ireland
11- 15 March The Cyprus Rally
1 - 5 April Rallye de Portugal
22 - 26 April Rally Argentina
20 - 24 May Rallye d'Italia-Sardegna
24-28 June Rally Poland
29 July - 2 August Rally Finland
30 September -
4 October
Rally de España

 

2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship


8 March Curitiba
22 March Puebla
3 May Marrakech*
17 May Pau Ville
31 May Valencia
21 June Brno
5 July Porto*
19 July Brands Hatch
6 September Oschersleben
20 September Imola
1 November Okayama
22 November Macau

 

*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.

 

2009 FIA GT Championship


3 May Silverstone
23 May Adria
28 June Oschersleben
26 July Spa-Francorchamps
30 August Bucharest
13 September Algarve*
11 October Zolder
22 November San Luis*

 

*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.

 

The WMSC also adopted 2009 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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