WTCC Winners crowned at FIA Prize Giving

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*It’s official! Thed Björk is FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017
*Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin collects FIA Manufacturers’ prize for Volvo Polestar
*Runner-up Norbert Michelisz and third-placed Tom Chilton also honoured in Paris
*New video premiered at Château de Versailles event
 marks start of exciting new WTCR era

WTCC champion Thed Björk (Polestar Cyan Racing) collected his first-place trophy, Norbert Michelisz (Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team) picked up the runner-up award, while Tom Chilton (Sébastien Loeb Racing) accepted his prize for finishing third in the overall standings.

Meanwhile, Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar, also savoured a night of WTCC celebration when he was handed the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ trophy following Volvo Polestar’s stellar season, which included wins for Björk and team-mates Nicky Catsburg and Néstor Girolami, plus a one-off return by four-time world champion Yvan Muller at the season-closing WTCC Race of Qatar.

“To become the first ever Swedish racing world champion is something I have dreamt about since I started racing,” said Björk, who claimed the title following a six-way showdown in Qatar exactly one week ago (1 December). “This is by far the greatest moment of my racing career and to be here with all these other FIA world champions is an incredible experience. A massive thank you to everyone in the team, they are as much world champions as I am.”

Michelisz said: “I’m very proud to have finished second in the championship. It’s the best season of my life and I did the best job I possibly could. Hopefully I’ll have an opportunity to come back next year and go one better.”

Chilton said: “This is a dream come true. The WTCC drivers are some of the best in the world and we pushed each other so hard. I was delighted with third place overall, the best by an independent driver in the TC1 era, and to win the WTCC Trophy. I am incredibly proud of my team, Sébastien Loeb Racing, and very grateful to my sponsor, A.J. Gallagher, for for putting me in a position to challenge the best.”

Murdzevski Schedvin said: “We entered the WTCC last year with a five-year plan to become world champions. We did it in just two. We have exceeded all of our expectations and goals this season. Thed has done an awesome job and is a worthy champion. The team has put down thousands and thousands of hours to claim the world title, I can’t thank them enough. This is the proudest moment in the history of our team and I am so proud to be able to say that we are the world champions.”

The FIA Prize Giving ceremony brought the curtain down on a thrilling, wide-open World Touring Car Championship season and, indeed, an entire era. From 2018, the WTCC will be renamed the FIA World Touring Car Cup (abbreviated to WTCR). It will run to the TCR technical regulations under a two-year licensing agreement between the FIA, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events Limited (EEL) and WSC, owner of the TCR concept and trademark. The calendar will be announced in due course. And to mark the end of an area, WTCC promoter Eurosport Events produced a special video, which included appearances by several WTCC drivers past and present and will be available to view on the WTCC’s social media channels soon.

FIA WTCC 2017 AWARD WINNERS
FIA World Touring Car champion driver: 
Thed Björk (Sweden, Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo S60)
Runner-up: Norbert Michelisz (Hungary, Castrol Honda World Touring Team, Honda Civic WTCC)
Third place: Tom Chilton (Great Britain, Sébastien Loeb Racing, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC)
FIA World Touring Car champion manufacturer: Volvo Polestar (Polestar Cyan Racing)

FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP HALL OF FAME

Year

Driver (NAT)

Manufacturer

2017

Thed Björk (SWE), Volvo S60 Polestar

Volvo Polestar

2016

José María López (ARG), Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Citroën

2015

José María López (ARG), Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Citroën

2014

José María López (ARG), Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Citroën

2013

Yvan Muller (FRA), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Honda

2012

Rob Huff (GBR), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Chevrolet

2011

Yvan Muller (FRA), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Chevrolet

2010

Yvan Muller (FRA), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Chevrolet

2009

Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), SEAT León TDI

SEAT

2008

Yvan Muller (FRA), SEAT León TDI

SEAT

2007

Andy Priaulx (GBR), BMW 320si

BMW

2006

Andy Priaulx (GBR), BMW 320si

BMW

2005

Andy Priaulx (GBR), BMW 320i

BMW

1987

Roberto Ravaglia (ITA), BMW M3

Ford Texaco

World Touring Car Championship

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WTCC Winners crowned at FIA Prize Giving

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*It’s official! Thed Björk is FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017
*Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin collects FIA Manufacturers’ prize for Volvo Polestar
*Runner-up Norbert Michelisz and third-placed Tom Chilton also honoured in Paris
*New video premiered at Château de Versailles event
 marks start of exciting new WTCR era

WTCC champion Thed Björk (Polestar Cyan Racing) collected his first-place trophy, Norbert Michelisz (Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team) picked up the runner-up award, while Tom Chilton (Sébastien Loeb Racing) accepted his prize for finishing third in the overall standings.

Meanwhile, Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar, also savoured a night of WTCC celebration when he was handed the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ trophy following Volvo Polestar’s stellar season, which included wins for Björk and team-mates Nicky Catsburg and Néstor Girolami, plus a one-off return by four-time world champion Yvan Muller at the season-closing WTCC Race of Qatar.

“To become the first ever Swedish racing world champion is something I have dreamt about since I started racing,” said Björk, who claimed the title following a six-way showdown in Qatar exactly one week ago (1 December). “This is by far the greatest moment of my racing career and to be here with all these other FIA world champions is an incredible experience. A massive thank you to everyone in the team, they are as much world champions as I am.”

Michelisz said: “I’m very proud to have finished second in the championship. It’s the best season of my life and I did the best job I possibly could. Hopefully I’ll have an opportunity to come back next year and go one better.”

Chilton said: “This is a dream come true. The WTCC drivers are some of the best in the world and we pushed each other so hard. I was delighted with third place overall, the best by an independent driver in the TC1 era, and to win the WTCC Trophy. I am incredibly proud of my team, Sébastien Loeb Racing, and very grateful to my sponsor, A.J. Gallagher, for for putting me in a position to challenge the best.”

Murdzevski Schedvin said: “We entered the WTCC last year with a five-year plan to become world champions. We did it in just two. We have exceeded all of our expectations and goals this season. Thed has done an awesome job and is a worthy champion. The team has put down thousands and thousands of hours to claim the world title, I can’t thank them enough. This is the proudest moment in the history of our team and I am so proud to be able to say that we are the world champions.”

The FIA Prize Giving ceremony brought the curtain down on a thrilling, wide-open World Touring Car Championship season and, indeed, an entire era. From 2018, the WTCC will be renamed the FIA World Touring Car Cup (abbreviated to WTCR). It will run to the TCR technical regulations under a two-year licensing agreement between the FIA, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events Limited (EEL) and WSC, owner of the TCR concept and trademark. The calendar will be announced in due course. And to mark the end of an area, WTCC promoter Eurosport Events produced a special video, which included appearances by several WTCC drivers past and present and will be available to view on the WTCC’s social media channels soon.

FIA WTCC 2017 AWARD WINNERS
FIA World Touring Car champion driver: 
Thed Björk (Sweden, Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo S60)
Runner-up: Norbert Michelisz (Hungary, Castrol Honda World Touring Team, Honda Civic WTCC)
Third place: Tom Chilton (Great Britain, Sébastien Loeb Racing, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC)
FIA World Touring Car champion manufacturer: Volvo Polestar (Polestar Cyan Racing)

FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP HALL OF FAME

Year

Driver (NAT)

Manufacturer

2017

Thed Björk (SWE), Volvo S60 Polestar

Volvo Polestar

2016

José María López (ARG), Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Citroën

2015

José María López (ARG), Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Citroën

2014

José María López (ARG), Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Citroën

2013

Yvan Muller (FRA), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Honda

2012

Rob Huff (GBR), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Chevrolet

2011

Yvan Muller (FRA), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Chevrolet

2010

Yvan Muller (FRA), Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

Chevrolet

2009

Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), SEAT León TDI

SEAT

2008

Yvan Muller (FRA), SEAT León TDI

SEAT

2007

Andy Priaulx (GBR), BMW 320si

BMW

2006

Andy Priaulx (GBR), BMW 320si

BMW

2005

Andy Priaulx (GBR), BMW 320i

BMW

1987

Roberto Ravaglia (ITA), BMW M3

Ford Texaco

World Touring Car Championship

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FIA’s 2017 Champions of motor sport crowned at Palace of Versailles

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Highlight of the annual gala show was the presentation of the FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship Trophy to Lewis Hamilton.

The Mercedes driver lifted the World Championship trophy for the fourth time in his career, a remarkable feat that puts him level with French Formula One legend Alain Prost and his great rival for this year’s title, German driver Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

The Briton took nine victories during 2017, scored points in every grand prix of the season and along the way established a new benchmark of 72 career pole positions, beating Michael Schumacher’s previous record of 68. However, despite the record-breaking season, he said that he could not see himself eclipsing the German great’s seven championship titles.

“It’s taken me 10 years to achieve four,” said Hamilton. “I currently don’t have that desire to match [Schumacher’s] seven, but matching Fangio [who scored five titles] would be quite cool. Given that I‘m going to be here for at least another couple of years, that’s my goal. To try and at least get that. We [he and Mercedes] definitely have more championships to win together.”

In rallying, Sébastien Ogier’s fifth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title puts the Frenchman into sole second place in the list of multiple title winners, ahead of legendary flying Finns Juha Kankkunen and Tommi Makinen.

Ogier’s 2017 championship victory is perhaps his sweetest to date, coming after the departure of the all-conquering Volkswagen factory team with which he had achieved his previous four titles, and being achieved with privateer outfit M-Sport.

Ogier said: “It’s amazing and we are very proud that we managed it again this year, because I think everyone is aware of the challenge we had to face with the retirement of our old team, and we had to find a new solution at the last minute. I think it’s been a very difficult season for us: very exciting, and very open, with a lot of different winners in WRC, but it’s nice to come out on top once again and to be here today to grab the trophy for a fifth time.”

In the FIA World Endurance Championship, Germany’s Timo Bernhard and New Zealand duo Earl Bamberand Brendon Hartley took the Drivers’ Championship title, helping Porsche to sign-off on a four-season stint in the Championship with a third successive manufacturers’ title.

A mid-season hot streak of four wins gave the trio a solid platform, and second-place finishes at the final two events were enough to seal a maiden title for Bamber and second championship crowns for Bernhard and Hartley, who also took the crown with Porsche in 2015.

“From the word go it was a tense battle this season,” said Hartley. “The first round at Silverstone was won or lost by about six seconds and when you’re second that’s quite a brutal result, so we knew it would be tough. But winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans helped our cause a lot, so yes, it was an intense battle but fortunately we were up to the job.”

There were also new global trophies up for grabs in the FIA WEC, with the LMGTE Pro category being elevated to World Championship status in 2017. And it was Ferrari that emerged as the team champions, with the Italian squad’s pairing of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi emerged victorious.

In the FIA World Touring Car Championship, Sweden’s Thed Björk made history, not just in winning his first FIA world title but also in becoming WTCC’s final champion in its current form, with the series bowing out from today, to be replaced by a new series, the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in 2018. Over the course of a rollercoaster campaign, Volvo Polestar driver Björk scored two wins and seven podium finishes to beat Honda’s Norbert Michelisz in a titanic battle that went down to the wire at the final event in Qatar.

Sweden’s 2017 haul of world drivers’ titles was doubled by Johan Kristofferson who took a maiden FIA World Rallycross Championship title ahead of compatriot Mattias Ekström.

Ekström opened his title defence with a trio of victories but after scoring his first win of the season in Belgium, Kristofferson rattled off a five-event run of victories to establish that allied to a final-round win in South Africa carried him to the title.

The FIA’s future-focused, all-electric 2016/17 Formula E Championship was won by Lucas Di Grassi who took the title at the end of a nail-biting, down-to-the-wire fight with defending champion Sébastien Buemi. The Swiss racer took six wins to Di Grassi’s two, but the Brazilian was a model of consistency, scoring five further podiums and three pole positions to edge the battle as Buemi suffered a series of second half mishaps and a brace of missed races due to other racing commitments.

A number of special FIA awards were handed out on the night. For a remarkable third year in a row Max Verstappen won the FIA Personality of the Year while the FIA Action of the Year Awards went to WRC driverEsapekka Lappi for his spectacular 33m, 120kph flight over the Fafe jump at Rally de Portugal. Formula 2 Champion Charles Leclerc, recently announced as 2018 Formula 1 driver with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, won the Rookie of the Year Award.

The FIA President’s Award was this year expanded not only to incorporate those that have displayed courage, determination and sportsmanship but to also include those that have contributed greatly to the broader FIA community. The first of two awards in the category was presented to Jean-Charles Decaux, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the JCDecaux Group.

In 2017, in partnership with the outdoor advertising giant, the FIA embarked upon an ambitious campaign named #3500LIVES that brings key road safety messages to a global audience using the JCDecaux’s advertising spaces around the world. To date the campaign has generated an estimated 1.5 billion views in 900 cities in more than 75 countries.

The second FIA President’s Award was presented to Billy Monger, the young British driver who in April 2017, at the age of just 17, suffered a horrific accident while competing in Formula 4. The crash resulted in Billy losing both legs, but his response was truly inspirational. Displaying immense courage and positivity he vowed to return to motor racing and just 11 weeks after sustaining life-changing injuries he was back behind the wheel of a specially adapted endurance car.

The stars of the future were also honoured in Paris, with champions from across the FIA single-seater pyramid being presented with their trophies. In Formula 3, Briton Lando Norris , took an emphatic title win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, taking nine wins from 30 races across 10 event weekends. In Formula 4, the winners from 12 championships (Australia, Britain, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America, North East Europe, the UAE, Spain, the US and South East Asia) were awarded their trophies.

CIK-FIA World Karting Champions Dexter PattersonPaolo de Conto and Danny Keirle were also awarded their trophies, marking an important milestone in what will likely become fascinating careers in motor sport.

To download images of the FIA Prize Giving, please go to: http://ift.tt/1hSRokDfia-official/

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FIA Annual General Assembly

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During today’s Annual General Assembly meeting, the following decisions were taken:

FIA President and Presidential list

FIA President Jean Todt was unanimously elected for a third four-year term by the Members of the General Assembly. The positions of President of the Senate, Deputy President for Mobility, Deputy President and Vice Presidents for Sport were also adopted as part of the Presidential List:

President of the Senate

Brian Gibbons (NZAA, New Zealand)

Deputy President, Sport

Graham Stoker (MSA, United Kingdom)

Deputy President, Mobility

Thierry Willemarck (TCB, Belgium)

 

 

Vice Presidents for Sport:

 

Middle East

Mohammed Ben Sulayem (ACT, UAE)

Africa

Surinder Thatthi (FISA, Ivory Coast)

North America

José Abed (OMDAI, Mexico)

South America

Carlos Garcia Remohi (ACA, Argentina)

Asia-Pacific

Heping Wan (CAMF, China)

Europe

Angelo Sticchi Damiani (ACI, Italy)

Europe

Hermann Tomczyk (DMSB, Germany)

 

World Council for Automobile Mobility & Tourism

The following Vice Presidents for Automobile Mobility and Tourism were elected within the Automobile and Mobility regions to be members by right of the World Council:

Region I President

Thomas Møller Thomsen (FDM, Denmark)

Region I / ACTAC Representative

Essa Hamzah Alfailakawi (KIAC, Kuwait)

Region I / ACTA Representative

Simon Modisaemang (Emergency Assist 991 Netcare, Botswana)

Region II President

Mike Noon (NZAA, New Zealand)

Region III President

Tim Shearman (CAA, Canada)

Region IV President

Jorge Tomasi Crisci (ACU, Uruguay)

 

The following members were elected to the World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism (WCAMT) by the General Assembly:

Gottfried Wanitschek

ÖAMTC, Austria (Region I)

Oldrich Vanicek

UAMK, Czech Republic (Region I)

August Markl

ADAC, Germany (Region I)

Giuseppe Redaelli

ACI, Italy (Region I)

Frits van Bruggen

ANWB, Netherlands (Region I)

Mirko Butulija

AMSS, Serbia (Region I)

Jorge F. Delgado Mendoza

RACE, Spain (Region I)

Peter Goetschi

TCS, Switzerland (Region I)

Nigel Alexander

AAA, Australia (Region II)

Afsar Hossain

AAB, Bangladesh (Region II)

Takayoshi Yashiro

JAF, Japan (Region II)

Bernard Tay

AAS, Singapore (Region II)

Dhammika Attygalle

ACC, Sri Lanka (Region II)

Julien José Abed

ANA, Mexico (Region III)

Earl Jarrett

JAA, Jamaica (Region III)

Alejandro Quintana Hurtado

ACCHI, Chile (Region IV)

Ricardo Morales Rubio

ACC, Colombia (Region IV)

Gorki Obando

ANETA, Mexico (Region IV)

 

New members of the FIA Mobility Policy Commission and the FIA Mobility Services Commission

FIA Mobility Policy Commission
Philip Purnell, AASA, South Africa
Lluis Puerto, RACC Foundation, Spain

FIA Mobility Services Commission
Matthias Braun, AvD, Germany
Jose Manuel Martinez Vazquez, ACCHI, Chile

World Motor Sport Council

The following members were elected to the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) by the General Assembly, joining the Deputy President and seven Vice Presidents for Sport:

Manuel Avino

RFEDA, Spain

Garry Connelly

CAMS, Australia

François Cornelis

RACB, Belgium

Dennis Dean

ACCUS, United States of America

Nicolas Deschaux

FFSA, France

Michel Ferry

ACM, Monaco

Zrinko Gregurek

CCCF, Croatia

Victor Kiryanov

RAF, Russia

Hugo Mersan

TACP, Paraguay

Koichi Murata

JAF, Japan

Juhani Pakari

AKK-Motorsport, Finland

Gautam Singhania

FMSCI, India

Vincenzo Spano

TACV, Venezuela

Serkan Yazici

TOSFED, Turkey

 

Amendments to the FIA Statutes

Amendments have been made to the FIA Statutes as follows:

–       Extension of the age limit (75 year) to all FIA bodies and to the deputies of the members of the World Councils.

–       Limitation of the possibility to combine the office of Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism with the office of Vice-President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism.

–       Clarification of the mode of election of the members of the FIA Audit Committee.

–       Increase of the representation of women in the World Motor Sport Council.

–       Withdrawal of the ability of FIA Members to use the FIA logo when suspended.

–       Launch of a striking off the rolls procedure against suspended FIA Members.

–       Reinforcement of the independence of the members of the Ethics Committee vis-à-vis the FIA and its Members.

–       Transcription of the values of the FIA in terms of governance, transparency and democracy, including anti-corruption functions and procedures. 

Judicial and Disciplinary Rules

A number of proposals were approved, including:

–       A facility whereby any interested person can bring an appeal directly before the ICA (or a request with a view to being heard as a third party before the IT or the ICA) without being obliged to go through their ASN/ACN. This is only an option. The person concerned will still be able, as in the past, to ask their ASN/ACN to lodge the appeal/request formally on their behalf. However, this direct action will be admissible only on condition that, at the time of lodging the appeal/request, the person concerned provides proof that they have informed their ASN/ACN of their action beforehand. The ASN/ACN in question may then, if it so chooses, decide to present its own written and/or oral submission before the Court (or the IT).

FIA 2016 Financial Accounts

The FIA Membership unanimously approved the 2016 FIA Financial Accounts and the 2018 FIA Budget.

FIA Innovation Fund

The Assembly approved the creation of an FIA Innovation Fund. This will be created using the proceeds from the sale of the FIA’s 1% equity in Formula One. The fund will finance projects judged suitable according to the following criteria:

–           Innovation

–           High-impact

–           Tangible output

–           Strategic alignment

–           Not currently funded.

One third of the fund will be distributed to successful Mobility projects, with two-thirds allocated for Sport venture. A diversified Steering Committee will be appointed to manage the fund. The Steering Committee will be comprised of: the two FIA Deputy Presidents; the seven FIA Vice-Presidents for Sport; the six FIA Vice-Presidents for Automobile Mobility and Tourism; four permanent guests (with no voting power); the FIA General Secretaries for Sport and Mobility, the Chief Administrative Officer of the FIA; the Compliance Officer of the FIA. If need be the Fund may ask for outside expertise on a case-by-case basis.

International Historical Commission

The General Assembly approved the proposal by Franz Graf zu Ortenburg, President of the International Historical Commission, of its 24-strong membership and three co-opted members.

Sporting Commissions

The composition of the Sporting Commissions was approved as follows:

 

President

Vice President

World Rally Championship Commission

C. Barbosa (PRT)

J. Mahonen (FIN)

Rally Commission

W. Christie (NZL)

U.-M Schmidt (DEU)

Cross-Country Rally Commission

R. Schilling (ZAF)

F. Gallagher (GBR)

GT Commission

C. Schacht (DEU)

S. Hogson (USA)

Touring Car Commission

A. Gow (GBR)

TBC

Hill-Climb Commission

I. Lahoud (LBN)

D. Grace (GBR)

Historic Motor Sport Commission

P. Cantarella (ITA)

HRH Prince Joachim (DNK)

Off-Road Commission

G. Olah (HUN)

W. Szaniawski (POL)

Drag Racing Commission

L. Pettersson (SWE)

TBC

Truck Racing Commission

M. Vidal (ESP)

L. Gallucci (BEL)

Electric & New Energy Championships Commission

B. Goeschel (DEU)

TBC

Circuits Commission

T. Schenken (AUS)

D. Allingham (CAN)

Homologation Regulations Commission

D. Fausel (CHE)

TBC

Medical Commission

Prof. G. Saillant (FRA)

D. Altmann (BRA)

Land Speed Records Commission

G. Light (USA)

TBC

Safety Commission

P. Wright (GBR)

M. Guenther (DEU)

Women in Motorsport Commission

M. Mouton (FRA)

R. Nabulsi (JOR)

Volunteers & Officials Commission

C. Syn (SGP)

A. Papadopoulos (AUS)

Single-Seater Commission

S. Domenicali (ITA)

J. Ryan (GBR)

Endurance Commission

R. Mille (FRA)

TBC

Drivers’ Commission

T. Kristensen (DNK)

D. Warwick (GBR)

Closed Road Commission

R. Reid (GBR)

J. Bartos (POL)

CIK/International Karting Commission

F. Massa (BRA)

K. Van De Grint (NDL)

 

Manufacturers’ Commission

President: F. Fillon, France

Environment and Sustainability Commission

President: F. Calderon, Mexico

Disability and accessibility Commission

President: Ms N. McGloin, United Kingdom 

Internal Regulations for Region I, Region II and Region IV

Amended Internal Regulations for Region I, Region II and Region IV were ratified by the General Assembly.

International Tribunal and International Court of Appeal

The General Assembly approved the nomination of 19 judges to the International Tribunal and the International Court of Appeal, each proposed by the Nominations Committee for a four -year mandate commencing 1 January 2018.

Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee

The General Assembly approved the nomination and/or re-nomination of four members to the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee proposed by the WMSC. The four members, who will serve from 2018-2021, are:

Dorival De Carlucci (BRA)

Gérard Martin (BEL)

Jan Stovicek, President (TCH)

Fernando Torres (MEX)

New Member to the FIA

The FIA is proud to enlarge its membership and international representation by welcoming the following organisation into its structure:

Sporting and Automobile mobility and tourism competence

Mongolian Automobile Motorcycle Sports Federation (MAMSF)

Honorary Members

It is with pleasure that the General Assembly awards Honorary status to the following Members:

Honorary President of the Senate

Michel Boeri
Nicholas Craw

Honorary Vice-President of the FIA

Morrie Chandler
Bernie Ecclestone
Carlos Garcia Fuertes
Victor Ruben Dumot

Honorary Members of the FIA

Tunku Mudzaffar
Radovan Novak
Lars Osterlind

Honorary Commission President of the FIA

Paul Gutjahr
Roger Peart

Honorary Commission Vice-President of the FIA

Bo Swaner

Honorary Commission Member of the FIA

Dave Petrali

 

 Date of next meeting

The 2018 FIA Annual General Assembly and Prize Giving Gala will take place on 7 December in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Jean Todt re-elected FIA President for a third term at FIA General Assembly

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Jean Todt was today re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris. Standing unopposed, Mr Todt was handed a third term in office unanimously by acclamation, and by a show of hands. The new mandate will see Mr Todt continue to develop the global federation of Motorsport and Mobility organisations until the end of 2021. A full list of the appointments made during the Assembly will be published in due course.

Speaking after accepting the President Todt said: “It is gratifying to have such universal support. I would like to thank all of the Member Clubs of the FIA for their support. I see this as a validation of the direction the FIA has taken under my leadership, and as encouragement to continue the programme we have pursued over the past eight years.”

President Todt went on to outline an ambitious programme for what will be his final term in office, focusing on three key areas: innovation, advocacy and the development of a strong network of Mobility and Sport Clubs.

Reaffirming the FIA’s role as the governing body of Motor Sport worldwide, he said: “From time to time there are some who challenge this role, and I remind them that Motor Sport will always need a regulator, it will always need fair play, it will always require ethics, and it will always need an independent referee. This is the vital role the FIA plays and one it will continue to play in the future.

Expanding on the theme of innovation, he added: “Innovation is essential if the FIA is to continue to improve and take its rightful place in the world as the leader in Mobility and Motorsport development,” he said. “To encourage this, we propose to establish an FIA Innovation Fund.”

Over President Todt’s first two terms advocacy across a range of issues, including road safety and sustainable mobility, has become a key area of endeavour for both the FIA and its Member Clubs, and following today’s vote he emphasised the need to further strengthen the Federation’s efforts to reduce road fatalities and to help shape the future of clean and accessible mobility for all.

“The FIA has made significant progress globally, and is now recognised by world bodies, governments and fellow NGOs as a reliable and relevant voice on the international stage,” he said.

“Road Safety continues to be a major focus through the work of the FIA High-Level Panel for Road Safety, the support and assistance of the FIA Foundation and its Chairman, Lord Robertson, and through the #3500 Lives campaign which was launched worldwide earlier this year. I am pleased to confirm that this campaign will continue to have a global presence in 2018 in order to help achieve the goal of reducing road trauma. Additionally, during this term, a new set of FIA Road Safety Awards will be instigated, to recognise outstanding contributions to achieving real progress in international road safety outcomes.”

Turning to the future of Mobility, President Todt stressed the need for the Federation to foster the growth and influence of its Member Clubs in defining the next generation of transportation systems.

“Our clubs are the largest consumer organisations in their country and their 80-million road-user members make the FIA one of the largest global consumer bodies. This is important because while the future of mobility is exciting, it also holds many challenges, and it is our duty to help shape it.

“We will have to deal with increased congestion in all our major cities, with the introduction of autonomous vehicles, the growing cost of mobility and with the development of new technologies in developed countries. We need to influence the direction these developments take in order to ensure acceptable outcomes for all.

“My ambition remains for our Federation to continue to strive to be the best it possibly can – stronger, smarter, more secure, more professional and globally respected.”

President Todt’s re-election also confirms a restructured team at the helm of the FIA. After eight years as President of the FIA Senate, the body with oversight of the management and finances of the Federation, America’s Nick Craw steps down from the role. Mr Craw will be replaced by New Zealand’s Brian Gibbons, who has acted as FIA Deputy President for Mobility since 2009. That role will now be filled by Belgium’s Thierry Willemarck, who moves from his position as President of Region I of the FIA. Graham Stoker continues as Deputy President for Sport, a post he has held since 2009.

Commenting on the new structure, President Todt said: “I have encouraged the selection of a leadership team that is a mixture of the experienced and the new. The experienced will ensure we continue to respect our heritage, uphold our values and avoid the pitfalls of the past. The new faces will bring fresh, innovative thinking to our Federation. I am particularly pleased that a number of talented women have been nominated for important positions by our clubs. It is a beginning I hope will lead the FIA to embrace greater diversity and recognise and reward talent, wherever it exists.”

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Jean Todt re-elected FIA President for a third term at FIA General Assembly

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Jean Todt was today re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris. Standing unopposed, Mr Todt was handed a third term in office unanimously by acclamation, and by a show of hands. The new mandate will see Mr Todt continue to develop the global federation of Motorsport and Mobility organisations until the end of 2021. A full list of the appointments made during the Assembly will be published in due course.

Speaking after accepting the President Todt said: “It is gratifying to have such universal support. I would like to thank all of the Member Clubs of the FIA for their support. I see this as a validation of the direction the FIA has taken under my leadership, and as encouragement to continue the programme we have pursued over the past eight years.”

President Todt went on to outline an ambitious programme for what will be his final term in office, focusing on three key areas: innovation, advocacy and the development of a strong network of Mobility and Sport Clubs.

Reaffirming the FIA’s role as the governing body of Motor Sport worldwide, he said: “From time to time there are some who challenge this role, and I remind them that Motor Sport will always need a regulator, it will always need fair play, it will always require ethics, and it will always need an independent referee. This is the vital role the FIA plays and one it will continue to play in the future.

Expanding on the theme of innovation, he added: “Innovation is essential if the FIA is to continue to improve and take its rightful place in the world as the leader in Mobility and Motorsport development,” he said. “To encourage this, we propose to establish an FIA Innovation Fund.”

Over President Todt’s first two terms advocacy across a range of issues, including road safety and sustainable mobility, has become a key area of endeavour for both the FIA and its Member Clubs, and following today’s vote he emphasised the need to further strengthen the Federation’s efforts to reduce road fatalities and to help shape the future of clean and accessible mobility for all.

“The FIA has made significant progress globally, and is now recognised by world bodies, governments and fellow NGOs as a reliable and relevant voice on the international stage,” he said.

“Road Safety continues to be a major focus through the work of the FIA High-Level Panel for Road Safety, the support and assistance of the FIA Foundation and its Chairman, Lord Robertson, and through the #3500 Lives campaign which was launched worldwide earlier this year. I am pleased to confirm that this campaign will continue to have a global presence in 2018 in order to help achieve the goal of reducing road trauma. Additionally, during this term, a new set of FIA Road Safety Awards will be instigated, to recognise outstanding contributions to achieving real progress in international road safety outcomes.”

Turning to the future of Mobility, President Todt stressed the need for the Federation to foster the growth and influence of its Member Clubs in defining the next generation of transportation systems.

“Our clubs are the largest consumer organisations in their country and their 80-million road-user members make the FIA one of the largest global consumer bodies. This is important because while the future of mobility is exciting, it also holds many challenges, and it is our duty to help shape it.

“We will have to deal with increased congestion in all our major cities, with the introduction of autonomous vehicles, the growing cost of mobility and with the development of new technologies in developed countries. We need to influence the direction these developments take in order to ensure acceptable outcomes for all.

“My ambition remains for our Federation to continue to strive to be the best it possibly can – stronger, smarter, more secure, more professional and globally respected.”

President Todt’s re-election also confirms a restructured team at the helm of the FIA. After eight years as President of the FIA Senate, the body with oversight of the management and finances of the Federation, America’s Nick Craw steps down from the role. Mr Craw will be replaced by New Zealand’s Brian Gibbons, who has acted as FIA Deputy President for Mobility since 2009. That role will now be now be filled by Belgium’s Thierry Willemarck, who moves from his position as President of Region I of the FIA. Graham Stoker continues as Deputy President for Sport, a post he has held since 2009.

Commenting on the new structure, President Todt said: “I have encouraged the selection of a leadership team that is a mixture of the experienced and the new. The experienced will ensure we continue to respect our heritage, uphold our values and avoid the pitfalls of the past. The new faces will bring fresh, innovative thinking to our Federation. I am particularly pleased that a number of talented women have been nominated for important positions by our clubs. It is a beginning I hope will lead the FIA to embrace greater diversity and recognise and reward talent, wherever it exists.”

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WTCC becomes WTCR from 2018: new rules, more cars, more races

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*TCR technical regulations adopted, frozen for two years

*FIA World Cup titles for drivers and teams
, no manufacturers’ title
*Promoted by Eurosport Events, regulated by the FIA 

*Three races per weekend over 10 events in four continents

From next season, the FIA World Touring Car Championship will be renamed the FIA World Touring Car Cup and abbreviated to WTCR. It will run to the TCR technical regulations under a two-year licensing agreement between the FIA, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events Limited (EEL) and WSC, owner of the TCR concept and trademark.

As part of the agreement, the TCR International Series will be discontinued while the FIA European Touring Car Cup will no longer run.

In an exciting change to the existing WTCC race weekend format, each event will consist of three races – an increase from the current two. One qualifying session and one race will take place on the opening day, with the second day more in keeping with the current WTCC set-up: namely a three-phase qualifying session and two races with the first race utilising a reverse grid.

A maximum of 26 entries will be accepted with priority given to existing TCR International and WTCC teams. Two further wildcard entries will be permitted at each event at the discretion of EEL and the FIA. Entries can be lodged with the FIA from 15 December until 30 January 2018.

The new name, WTCR, has been introduced to reflect the switch from TC1 to the TCR technical regulations. Meanwhile, the change of status from world championship to world cup signals the start of an exciting new era for international touring car racing when it is hoped that more affordable technical regulations will trigger a flurry of competitor interest, while building on the existing fan and media following enjoyed by the WTCC.

Quotes
​François Ribeiro (Head of Eurosport Events):
 “The combination of the TCR technical regulations, the expertise and neutrality of the FIA and its stringent sporting rules and procedures, plus the promotional strength of Eurosport Events gained since 2005 will deliver a highly competitive grid, exciting racing and a fan-friendly format that can only drive success.”

Marcello Lotti (Chief Executive, WSC): “We are very proud of this agreement that fully respects the very spirit of TCR. The association with such an experienced promoter as Eurosport Events together with the FIA label on the WTCR represent the ultimate recognition for the TCR concept that we launched three years ago and hasn’t stopped growing since.”

Sporting
Regulated by the FIA and backed up by an experienced race management team, WTCR events will be run to the highest organisational standards possible.

Technical
The TCR technical regulations will be licensed by WSC to EEL/FIA as the FIA WTCR regulations and frozen until the end of 2019. Only TCR cars homologated by WSC and assigned with the FIA WTCR passport issued by the FIA will be eligible. The FIA and TCR technical departments will determine the balance of performance (BOP) at each event, while success ballast will be allocated per driver. The FIA will be responsible for technical management in consultation with TCR representatives.

Promotion
WTCR promoter Eurosport Events will provide a level of promotional resource similar to that enjoyed by the WTCC to ensure that WTCR benefits from live coverage on Eurosport and more than 50 networks around the world, the expertise of Eurosport Events’ promotional and marketing personnel and a comprehensive social media campaign.

Calendar
The calendar will consist of 30 races over 10 events in four continents and will be announced shortly.

Weekend format 
Day one:
Free Practice 1 (30 minutes); Free Practice 2 (30 minutes); Qualifying (30 minutes), Race 1 (top 10 classified finishers score points as follows: 27-20-17-14-12-10-8-6-4-2)

Day two:

Qualifying Q1 (25 minutes)
, Qualifying Q2 (10 minutes)
, Qualifying Q3 (top-five shootout)
; Race 2 (top 10 positions reversed after Q2, top 10 classified finishers score points as follows: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1); Race 3 (grid as per combined order after Q3, top 10 classified finishers score points as follows: 30-23-19-16-13-10-7-4-2-1)

TCR regulations explained
The TCR technical regulations cater for front-wheel-drive, four/five-door saloons or hatchbacks using turbocharged production engines with a capacity of between 1750-2000cc and with a maximum power output of 350bhp. No fewer than 19 TCR-based championships or series exist around the world while several manufacturers have, or are in the process, of homologating TCR cars including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, KIA, LADA, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, SEAT, Subaru and Volkswagen. To date, more than 600 TCR racing cars have been built and sold to customer teams.

World Touring Car Championship

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FIA Announces World Motor Sport Council Decisions

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The following is a summary of the key decisions taken during the meeting:

FIA Formula One World Championship
Several amendments to the Sporting and Technical Regulations for 2018 were approved. These included:

  • Regulations relating to procedures for starting or resuming a race behind the safety car
  • Changing the event timetable to increase flexibility
  • Ensuring that testing of previous cars may only take place on tracks currently holding an FIA Grade 1 or 1T licence
  • Provision for demonstration events in previous cars which does not constitute testing. No such demonstrations may exceed 50km in length and only tyres manufactured specifically for this purpose by the appointed supplier may be used
  • Changes to ensure that oil cannot be used as fuel
  • Introduction of a detailed specification for oil
  • A minimum weight and volume for energy storage (batteries)
  • Changes to position of cameras and wing mirrors to accommodate the Halo

A change to the power unit penalty system was also approved, whereby if a driver incurs a penalty exceeding 15 grid places he will be required to start the race from the back of the starting grid. If more than one driver receives such a penalty they will be arranged at the back of the grid in the order in which the offences were committed.

The World Council was presented with the report on the security incidents that occurred at this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix which was requested from the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) by the FIA. Following the report, the CRH recommended that the promoter, who is responsible for the security of the event, retains an independent security expert to evaluate and advise on security plans, implements a police reporting hub at the circuit and improves overall communication between the promoter security, police and F1 stakeholders. The World Council strongly urged the promoter to implement these recommendations and improve the situation ahead of next year’s event. The FIA will offer to participate in discussions with the local authorities and closely monitor the situation.  

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar is confirmed as:

25 March

Australia

Melbourne

08 April

Bahrain

Bahrain

15 April

China

Shanghai

29 April

Azerbaijan

Baku

13 May

Spain

Barcelona

27 May

Monaco

Monte Carlo

10 June

Canada

Montreal

24 June

France

Le Castellet

01 July

Austria

Spielberg

08 July

United Kingdom

Silverstone

22 July

Germany

Hockenheim

29 July

Hungary

Budapest

26 August

Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps

02 September

Italy

Monza

16 September

Singapore

Singapore

30 September

Russia

Sochi

07 October

Japan

Suzuka

21 October

USA

Austin*

28 October

Mexico

Mexico City

11 November

Brazil

Sao Paolo

25 November

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

*Subject to ASN approval

FIA World Rally Championship
From 2018, private teams or individual drivers will be permitted to enter 2017 specification World Rally Cars on WRC events, without the obligation to be entered by a manufacturer. Such entries will remain subject to the approval of the FIA Rally Department, and specific restrictions on testing will apply.

The FIA confirms DMACK, Michelin and Pirelli as the nominated tyre suppliers for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship.

The FIA WRC 2 Championship will continue to be contested over seven events, with the best six scores counting towards the title. However there will no longer be mandatory rallies.

From next season, drivers entered with R5 cars who are not registered in the FIA WRC 2 Championship, or who have not been entered by a registered WRC 2 Team during the year, may use any tyre brand, including those not nominated by the FIA for the WRC. This will ensure more local drivers have the possibility to compete in WRC events.

There will be no WRC Trophy title from 2018, although 2016 World Rally Cars remain eligible in the Championship.

The calendar for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship is:

26‐28 January

Monaco

Rally of Monte Carlo

16‐18 February

Sweden

Rally of Sweden

09‐11 March

Mexico

Rally of Mexico

06‐08 April

France

Rally of France‐Tour de Corse

27‐29 April

Argentina

Rally of Argentina

18‐20 May

Portugal

Rally of Portugal

08‐10 June

Italy

Rally of Italy

27‐29 July

Finland

Rally of Finland

17‐19 August

Germany

Rally of Germany

14‐16 September

Turkey

Rally of Turkey

05‐07 October

Great Britain

Rally of Great‐Britain

26‐28 October

Spain

Rally of Spain

16‐18 November

Australia

Rally of Australia

 

World Endurance Championship
The following four World Championship titles will be awarded:

  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMP Drivers
  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMP1 Teams
  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMGTE Drivers
  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMGTE Manufacturers

The following Trophies will be awarded: An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMP2 team; An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMGTE AM team; An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMP2 driver(s); An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMGTE AM driver(s).

A number of changes to the Sporting and Technical Regulations were approved, including:

  • Hybrid and non-hybrid LMP1 cars will now compete together
  • A series of proposals to homogenise the performance of the hybrid LMP1s and non-hybrid LMP1s
  • Modification of the allocation of points for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and for the 1500 Miles of Sebring: 1500 Miles of Sebring (32 points, +25% in relation to a 6-hour race), 24 Hours of Le Mans (points reduced from 50 to 38 points; +50% in relation to a 6-hour race).
  • Update of the regulations regarding the pit lane, allowing tyre changes and other work (such as bodywork cleaning or brake checks) during refuelling
  • The World Champion title from now on be awarded to a team of the LMP1 category and no longer to a manufacturer
  • The entry fee for the LMP1 class will be €310,000

The 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar is:

05 May

Belgium

WEC 6 Hours of Spa‐Francorchamps*

16‐17 June

France

Le Mans 24 Hours*

19 August

Great Britain

6 Hours of Silverstone*

21 October

Japan

6 Hours of Fuji*

18 November

China

6 Hours of Shanghai*

16‐17 March (2019)

USA

1500 Miles of Sebring *

04 May (2019)

Belgium

WEC 6 Hours of Spa‐Francorchamps*

15‐16 June (2019)

France

24 Hours of Le Mans *

*Subject to ASN confirmation

FIA World Rallycross Championship
Several measures have been approved for the 2018 World RX to better control costs. These include new limitations on engines, turbos, tyres, gearbox ratios and aerodynamic devices.

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar is:

13‐15 April

Spain

Barcelona

27‐29 April

Portugal

Montalegre**

10‐13 May

Belgium

Mettet**

25‐27 May

Great Britain

Silverstone*/**

07‐10 June

Norway

Hell‐Lanke**

28 June ‐ 01 July

Sweden

Höljes

03‐05 August

Canada

Trois‐Rivières**

30 August ‐ 02 September

France

Lohéac

14‐16 September

Latvia

Riga

28‐30 September

USA

Austin*/**

12‐14 October

Germany

Buxtehude**

23‐25 November

South Africa

Cape Town*/**

*Subject to ASN confirmation
** Subject to circuit homologation
 

FIA Touring Car
The World Council confirmed that the FIA World Touring Car Championship and its associated brand will cease on 8 December. A new FIA World Cup will be introduced for 2018/2019 called WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, which will be promoted by Eurosport Events Limited.

The Cup will run to FIA TCR Regulations for 2018-19 which will remain frozen for this period. Only TCR cars with an FIA World Cup passport delivered by the FIA will be eligible to compete.

The Cup will replace the TCR International Series and is for private entries only, with no manufacturer title or entries permitted. A minimum of two cars per team must be entered, with a fee of €150,000 applicable for a two-car team. There will be a maximum entry of 26 cars, and FIA-validated balance of performance and success ballast systems will be implemented.

Official tyre and fuel suppliers, as well as the 2018 calendar, will be confirmed in due course.

FIA Formula 2 Championship
Updates were approved to the Sporting Regulations to ensure they are consistent with the changes made to the F1 Sporting Regulations for 2018.

The 2018 FIA Formula 2 Calendar is:

08 April

Bahrain

Sakhir

29 April

Azerbaijan

Baku

13 May

Spain

Barcelona

26 May

Monaco

Monte‐Carlo

24 June

France

Le Castellet

01 July

Austria

Spielberg

08 July

Great Britain

Silverstone

29 July

Hungary

Budapest

26 August

Belgium

Spa‐Francorchamps

02 September

Italy

Monza

30 September

Russia

Sochi

25 November

UAE

Yas Marina

 

FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Several changes to the Sporting Regulations were approved to bring them more into line with the changes made to the F1 Sporting Regulations for 2018.

The FIA has implemented a detailed structure for prize money for drivers, rookies and teams.

The 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Calendar is:

13 May

France

Pau

03 June

Hungary

Hungaroring

24 June

Germany

Norisring

15 July

Netherlands

Zandvoort

28 July

Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps

19 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

26 August

Italy

Misano

09 September

Germany

Nürburgring

23 September

Austria

Red Bull Ring – Spielberg

14 October

Germany

Hockenheim

 

FIA Formula E Championship

The 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship has already begun, with two races taking place in 2017. There has been an amendment to the calendar which was approved by the World Council, with the event in Sao Paulo, Brazil replaced by Punta del Este, Uruguay. The full calendar, with the championship resuming in 2018, is:

02 December 2017

China

Hong Kong

03 December 2017

China

Hong Kong

13 January 2018

Morocco

Marrakech

03 February 2018

Chile

Santiago de Chile*/**

03 March 2018

Mexico

Mexico City

17 March 2018

Uruguay

Punta del Este*/**

14 April 2018

Italy

Rome**

28 April 2018

France

Paris

19 May 2018

Germany

Berlin

10 June 2018

Switzerland

Zurich*/**

14 July 2018

USA

New York

15 July 2018

USA

New York

28 July 2018

Canada

Montreal

29 July 2018

Canada

Montreal

*Subject to ASN confirmation
** Subject to circuit homologation

Single-Seater Commission
The creation of Sporting Regulations governing future F3 Regional Championships certified by the FIA was approved.

The Single-Seater Commission was granted approval to create two F3 Regional Championships in the Americas and Asia.

A full update of the F3 Technical Regulations applicable to both F3 International from 2019 and F3 Regional from 2018 was approved. This will introduce newly-developed safety requirements, as well as updated bodywork and powertrain regulations.

The introduction of F3 Regional Homologation Regulations was proposed and accepted. Based on the successful F4 concept, Homologation Regulations specific to F3 Regional have been developed, with the main target of these regulations being to keep the costs, performance and homologation procedure of F3 Regional cars under control.

Formula 4 Championships Certified by FIA will now be able to race in neighbouring countries regardless of whether that country has its own championship.

The F4 French Championship, Certified by FIA, will launch in 2018 and use a Mygale chassis and Renault engine.

The introduction of the second generation F4 car will be postponed until end of 2023. F4 cars featuring the Halo update kit, which has to include a new survival cell, will be available from 2019 for any new championships as well as any ASN wishing to change.

It will be optional for all ASNs running F4 championships using the current cars, but mandatory for new F4 championship(s) starting in 2019. Upon request, the life of the current cars could be extended until the end of 2023 (with no Halo). The cost of the new car will be the same as the current car plus the cost for any additional safety equipment (i.e. the halo and its installation).

GT Commission
A series of technical measures are proposed in order to harmonise the LMGTE and GT3 regulations.

Rally Commission
To increase participation by reducing costs, only the four best results will count towards the final classification of ERC 2.

From 2018 it will no longer be necessary to register for the FIA African Rally Championship, enabling more crews to score points in the series. To aid cost reduction, the minimum total distance of special stages has also been decreased to 150 kilometres and competitors who have retired will be permitted to restart under Rally 2 regulations.

To help increase participation, a Cup will be created for competitors driving SUV cars in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. Homologation of these vehicles will be completed by individual ASNs for final approval by the APRC Executive Committee.

The 2018 FIA European Rally Championship calendar is:

22-24 March

Azores Airlines Rallye

Portugal, gravel, ERC Junior

3-5 May

Rally Islas Canarias

Spain, asphalt ERC Junior

1-3 June

Acropolis Rally

Greece, gravel*

15-17 June

Cyprus Rally

Cyprus, gravel

22-22 July

Rally di Roma Capitale

Italy, asphalt ERC Junior

24-26 August

Barum Czech Rally Zlín

Czech Republic, asphalt, ERC Junior

21-23 September

Rally Poland

Poland, gravel, ERC Junior

12-14 October

Rally Liepāja

Latvia, gravel, ERC Junior

*Subject to signing of event promoter agreement

The 2018 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship calendar is:

05‐06 May

New Zealand

Whangarei

01‐03 June

Australia

Canberra

21‐22 July

Malaysia

Johor

15‐16 September

Japan

Hokkaido

20‐21 October

China

Longyou

01‐02 December

India

Chikmagalur

The 2018 FIA Middle East Rally Championship calendar is:

03‐05 May

Jordan

Jordan Rally

15‐17 June

Cyprus

Cyprus Rally

06‐08 or 13‐15 July

Lebanon

Rally of Lebanon

05‐07 September

Iran

Iran International Rally

01‐03 November

Kuwait

Kuwait International Rally

15‐17 November

Qatar

Qatar International Rally

 

The 2018 FIA African Rally Championship calendar is:

23‐25 February

Ivory Coast

Rallye Bandama Côte D’Ivoire

16‐18 March

Kenya

Safari Rally Kenya

19‐21 April

South Africa

York Rally South Africa

22‐24 June

Zambia

Zambia International Rally

20‐22 July

Uganda

Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally

24‐26 August

Tanzania

Rally of Tanzania

21‐23 September

Rwanda

Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally

 

The 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies calendar is:

16‐18 February

Russia

Baja Russia‐Northern Forest

10‐11 March

UAE

Dubai International Baja

24‐29 March or 01‐06 April

UAE

Abu Dhabi Desert ChallengeNOTE

17‐22 April

Qatar

Qatar Cross‐Country RallyNOTE

27 May ‐ 02 June

Kazakhstan

Rally Kazakhstan

21‐24 June

Italy

25° Italian Baja

20‐22 July

Spain

Baja España Aragón Teruel

09‐12 August

Hungary

XV. Hungarian Baja

30 August ‐ 02 September

Poland

Baja Poland

07‐13 October

Morocco

Rallye Oilibya du Maroc

25‐27 October

Portugal

32 Baja Portalegre 500NOTE

Off-Road Commission
The introduction of Technical Regulations Guidelines for ASNs within the launch of the Cross Car project was approved. A RWD single seater buggy type grassroots discipline aimed at helping ASNs to develop their motor sport pyramid and to create a pathway to Rally, Rallycross and Autocross was also agreed.

FIA European Truck Racing Championship

The 2018 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Calendar is:

27 May

Italy

Misano

17 June

Hungary

Hungaroring*

01 July

Germany

Nürburgring

15 July

Slovakia

Slovakiaring*

02 September

Czech Republic

Most

16 September

Belgium

Zolder

30 September

France

Le Mans 24 Heures

07 October

Spain

Jarama

*Subject to ASN confirmation

FIA European Drag Racing Championship
The calendar for the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is:

28 May

Great Britain

Santa Pod**

10 June

Sweden

Tierp Arena

01 July

Finland

Alastaro

19 August

Germany

Hockenheim

26 August

Sweden

Tierp Arena

09 September

Great Britain

Santa Pod **

** Subject to circuit homologation

Historic Motor Sport Commission
The World Council approved the launch of a new FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup – a single event in 2018 taking place on 1-2 September at Zandvoort. The event will be open to F3 cars from 1971 to 1984 split in two categories: 1971-1978 and 1979-1984.

Two new events will be included in the FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship, with Bieszczadzki (POL) and Ustecka 21 (CZE).  The Nations Cup, which is part of the championship, will now have its classification established across the whole season rather than being based on the Championship final event only in 2016 and 2017.

Several changes to the FIA Masters Historic Championships (F1 and Sports Car) were approved, including the creation of a special Cup for drivers aged over 60 in both Championships.

The calendar for the FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior Cars is:

20‐22 April

Germany

Hockenheim

26‐27 May

Belgium

Zolder

TBC

Italy

Monza

10‐12 August

Germany

Nürburgring

31 August – 02 September

Netherlands

Zandvoort

12‐14 October

France

Dijon

The calendar for the FIA Masters Historic Championships is:

20‐22 April  

Italy

Imola*

26‐27 May

Great Britain

Brands Hatch GP

22‐24 June

Czech Republic

Most

20‐22 July

Great Britain

Silverstone

10‐12 August

Germany

Nürburgring

31 August ‐ 02 September

Netherlands

Zandvoort

14‐16 September

Belgium

Spa‐Francorchamps*

12‐14 October

France

Dijon

*Subject to ASN confirmation

The 2018 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship calendar is:

16‐17 March

Spain

66 Rally Moritz Costa Brava

20‐21 April

Czech Republic

27 Historic Vltava Rally

24‐26 May

Spain

10 Rally Asturias Historico

21‐23 June

Belgium

Ypres Historic Rally

10‐11 August

Finland

Lahti Historic Rally

30 August ‐ 01 September

Italy

23 Rally Alpi Orientali Historic*

20‐22 September

Italy

XXX Rally Elba Storico

12‐13 October

Hungary

51 Mecsek Rally

01‐03 November

Germany

20 ADMV Lausitz Rally

*Subject to ASN confirmation

Hill Climb

The 2018 FIA European Hill Climb Championship calendar is:

13‐15 April

France

St Jean du Gard ‐ Col St Pierre

20‐22 April

Austria

Rechberg

11‐13 May

Portugal

Rampa Internacional da FalperraNOTE

18‐20 May

Spain

Subida Internacional al Fito

01‐03 June

Czech Republic

Ecce Homo Sternberk

08‐10 June

EU

ADAC Glasbachrennen

22‐24 June

Italy

Coppa Paolino Teodori

20‐22 July

Slovakia

Dobsinsky kopec

27‐29 July

Poland

Limanowa

17‐19 August

Switzerland

St. Ursanne ‐ Les Rangiers

31 August ‐ 02 September

Slovenia

GHD Petrol Ilirska Bistrica

14‐16 September

Croatia

Buzetski dani

 

The calendar for the 2018 FIA International Hill Climb Cup is:

11‐13 May

Poland

Bieszczadzki

18‐20 May

Slovakia

Moris Cup Jahodná

25‐27 May

Italy

Verzegnis Sella Chianzutan

15‐17 June

Slovenia

GHD Gorjanci

30 June ‐ 01 July

Italy

Trento Bondone

03‐05 August

Germany

ADAC Osnabrück

10‐12 August

Slovenia

GHD Lučine

21‐23 September

Austria

Sankt Agatha

 

Electric and New Energy Championships Commission
The 2018 FIA Electric and New Energy Championship calendar is:

11‐14 April

Italy

3° ECORally Sanremo (E‐Rally Regularity)

18‐19 May

Czech Republic

7. New Energies Rallye Cesky Krumlov (E‐Rally Regularity)

26‐27 May

Greece

Hi‐Tech EcoMobility Rally 2018 (E‐Rally Regularity)

09‐10 June

Portugal

Portugal Eco Rally (E‐Rally Regularity)

29 June ‐01 July

Czech Republic

Eco Energy rally Bohemia (E‐Rally Regularity)

27‐29 July

Bulgaria

Eco‐Rally Bulgaria 2018 (E‐Rally Regularity)

03‐04 August

Japan

Solar Car Race Suzuka 2018 (Solar Cup)

29 August ‐01 September

Poland

Rally Poland New Energies (E‐Rally Regularity)

20‐22 September

Iceland

eRally Iceland (E‐Rally Regularity)

24‐28 October

Monaco

3e eRALLY MONTE‐CARLO /19e RALLYE MONTE‐CARLO ZEN (E‐Rally Regularity)

17‐18 November

Spain

Eco Rallye de la Comunitat Valenciana (E‐Rally Regularity)

Safety Commission
The World Council approved the release of a new top-end helmet standard (Advanced Helmet), which offers several safety improvements over the previous highest standard. This is a landmark development that will offer the best protection available in the world. The features are:

  • Advanced ballistic protection
  • Energy absorption increase
  • More rigorous impact testing
  • Extended area of protection

This new helmet standard will be implemented in the FIA’s major championships over the coming seasons starting with F1 in 2019.

A new FIA biometric safety standard has been created with the following primary targets:

  • Allow full-time biometric monitoring for performance data
  • Allow athletes to track their biological data before, during and after racing to improve training, injury prevention and performance

The FIA is working on a project of biometric gloves conforming to this standard which will improve rescue response operations through immediately-available vital biological data as well as assist the decision-making process, even if communication with drivers may not be possible.

New safety regulations for Electric or Hybrid Electric Vehicles were approved and will be uploaded to FIA.com in due course.

Commissions
The members of the FIA Sport Commissions were agreed by the World Council – including those of the new Disability and Accessibility Commission and the new Environment and Sustainability Commission. The constitutions of these commissions will be made public on Friday (8 December) during the General Assembly.

It was confirmed that the President of the Women in Motorsport Commission will, from now on, be a member of the World Motor Sport Council by Right.

International Sporting Code
A number of changes to the International Sporting Code were approved and will now be proposed to the General Assembly. These include provisions for alcohol testing following the removal of the substance from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances as well as codes to ensure advertising on automobiles that is political or religious in nature or that is prejudicial to the interests of the FIA falls under the authority of the stewards.

Next meeting
The next World Motor Sport Council will meet on 9 March in Geneva

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FIA Announces World Motor Sport Council Decisions

Sport news

The following is a summary of the key decisions taken during the meeting:

FIA Formula One World Championship
Several amendments to the Sporting and Technical Regulations for 2018 were approved. These included:

  • Regulations relating to procedures for starting or resuming a race behind the safety car
  • Changing the event timetable to increase flexibility
  • Ensuring that testing of previous cars may only take place on tracks currently holding an FIA Grade 1 or 1T licence
  • Provision for demonstration events in previous cars which does not constitute testing. No such demonstrations may exceed 50km in length and only tyres manufactured specifically for this purpose by the appointed supplier may be used
  • Changes to ensure that oil cannot be used as fuel
  • Introduction of a detailed specification for oil
  • A minimum weight and volume for energy storage (batteries)
  • Changes to position of cameras and wing mirrors to accommodate the Halo

A change to the power unit penalty system was also approved, whereby if a driver incurs a penalty exceeding 15 grid places he will be required to start the race from the back of the starting grid. If more than one driver receives such a penalty they will be arranged at the back of the grid in the order in which the offences were committed.

The World Council was presented with the report on the security incidents that occurred at this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix which was requested from the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) by the FIA. Following the report, the CRH recommended that the promoter, who is responsible for the security of the event, retains an independent security expert to evaluate and advise on security plans, implements a police reporting hub at the circuit and improves overall communication between the promoter security, police and F1 stakeholders. The World Council strongly urged the promoter to implement these recommendations and improve the situation ahead of next year’s event. The FIA will offer to participate in discussions with the local authorities and closely monitor the situation.  

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar is confirmed as:

25 March

Australia

Melbourne

08 April

Bahrain

Bahrain

15 April

China

Shanghai

29 April

Azerbaijan

Baku

13 May

Spain

Barcelona

27 May

Monaco

Monte Carlo

10 June

Canada

Montreal

24 June

France

Le Castellet

01 July

Austria

Spielberg

08 July

United Kingdom

Silverstone

22 July

Germany

Hockenheim

29 July

Hungary

Budapest

26 August

Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps

02 September

Italy

Monza

16 September

Singapore

Singapore

30 September

Russia

Sochi

07 October

Japan

Suzuka

21 October

USA

Austin*

28 October

Mexico

Mexico City

11 November

Brazil

Sao Paolo

25 November

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

*Subject to ASN approval

FIA World Rally Championship
From 2018, private teams or individual drivers will be permitted to enter 2017 specification World Rally Cars on WRC events, without the obligation to be entered by a manufacturer. Such entries will remain subject to the approval of the FIA Rally Department, and specific restrictions on testing will apply.

The FIA confirms DMACK, Michelin and Pirelli as the nominated tyre suppliers for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship.

The FIA WRC 2 Championship will continue to be contested over seven events, with the best six scores counting towards the title. However there will no longer be mandatory rallies.

From next season, drivers entered with R5 cars who are not registered in the FIA WRC 2 Championship, or who have not been entered by a registered WRC 2 Team during the year, may use any tyre brand, including those not nominated by the FIA for the WRC. This will ensure more local drivers have the possibility to compete in WRC events.

There will be no WRC Trophy title from 2018, although 2016 World Rally Cars remain eligible in the Championship.

The calendar for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship is:

26‐28 January

Monaco

Rally of Monte Carlo

16‐18 February

Sweden

Rally of Sweden

09‐11 March

Mexico

Rally of Mexico

06‐08 April

France

Rally of France‐Tour de Corse

27‐29 April

Argentina

Rally of Argentina

18‐20 May

Portugal

Rally of Portugal

08‐10 June

Italy

Rally of Italy

27‐29 July

Finland

Rally of Finland

17‐19 August

Germany

Rally of Germany

14‐16 September

Turkey

Rally of Turkey

05‐07 October

Great Britain

Rally of Great‐Britain

26‐28 October

Spain

Rally of Spain

16‐18 November

Australia

Rally of Australia

 

World Endurance Championship
The following four World Championship titles will be awarded:

  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMP Drivers
  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMP1 Teams
  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMGTE Drivers
  • FIA World Endurance Championship for LMGTE Manufacturers

The following Trophies will be awarded: An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMP2 team; An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMGTE AM team; An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMP2 driver(s); An FIA Endurance Trophy awarded to the best LMGTE AM driver(s).

A number of changes to the Sporting and Technical Regulations were approved, including:

  • Hybrid and non-hybrid LMP1 cars will now compete together
  • A series of proposals to homogenise the performance of the hybrid LMP1s and non-hybrid LMP1s
  • Modification of the allocation of points for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and for the 1500 Miles of Sebring: 1500 Miles of Sebring (32 points, +25% in relation to a 6-hour race), 24 Hours of Le Mans (points reduced from 50 to 38 points; +50% in relation to a 6-hour race).
  • Update of the regulations regarding the pit lane, allowing tyre changes and other work (such as bodywork cleaning or brake checks) during refuelling
  • The World Champion title from now on be awarded to a team of the LMP1 category and no longer to a manufacturer
  • The entry fee for the LMP1 class will be €310,000

The 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar is:

05 May

Belgium

WEC 6 Hours of Spa‐Francorchamps*

16‐17 June

France

Le Mans 24 Hours*

19 August

Great Britain

6 Hours of Silverstone*

21 October

Japan

6 Hours of Fuji*

18 November

China

6 Hours of Shanghai*

16‐17 March (2019)

USA

1500 Miles of Sebring *

04 May (2019)

Belgium

WEC 6 Hours of Spa‐Francorchamps*

15‐16 June (2019)

France

24 Hours of Le Mans *

*Subject to ASN confirmation

FIA World Rallycross Championship
Several measures have been approved for the 2018 World RX to better control costs. These include new limitations on engines, turbos, tyres, gearbox ratios and aerodynamic devices.

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar is:

13‐15 April

Spain

Barcelona

27‐29 April

Portugal

Montalegre**

10‐13 May

Belgium

Mettet**

25‐27 May

Great Britain

Silverstone*/**

07‐10 June

Norway

Hell‐Lanke**

28 June ‐ 01 July

Sweden

Höljes

03‐05 August

Canada

Trois‐Rivières**

30 August ‐ 02 September

France

Lohéac

14‐16 September

Latvia

Riga

28‐30 September

USA

Austin*/**

12‐14 October

Germany

Buxtehude**

23‐25 November

South Africa

Cape Town*/**

*Subject to ASN confirmation
** Subject to circuit homologation
 

FIA Touring Car
The World Council confirmed that the FIA World Touring Car Championship and its associated brand will cease on 8 December. A new FIA World Cup will be introduced for 2018/2019 called WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, which will be promoted by Eurosport Events Limited.

The Cup will run to FIA TCR Regulations for 2018-19 which will remain frozen for this period. Only TCR cars with an FIA World Cup passport delivered by the FIA will be eligible to compete.

The Cup will replace the TCR International Series and is for private entries only, with no manufacturer title or entries permitted. A minimum of two cars per team must be entered, with a fee of €150,000 applicable for a two-car team. There will be a maximum entry of 26 cars, and FIA-validated balance of performance and success ballast systems will be implemented.

Official tyre and fuel suppliers, as well as the 2018 calendar, will be confirmed in due course.

FIA Formula 2 Championship
Updates were approved to the Sporting Regulations to ensure they are consistent with the changes made to the F1 Sporting Regulations for 2018.

The 2018 FIA Formula 2 Calendar is:

08 April

Bahrain

Sakhir

29 April

Azerbaijan

Baku

13 May

Spain

Barcelona

26 May

Monaco

Monte‐Carlo

24 June

France

Le Castellet

01 July

Austria

Spielberg

08 July

Great Britain

Silverstone

29 July

Hungary

Budapest

26 August

Belgium

Spa‐Francorchamps

02 September

Italy

Monza

30 September

Russia

Sochi

25 November

UAE

Yas Marina

 

FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Several changes to the Sporting Regulations were approved to bring them more into line with the changes made to the F1 Sporting Regulations for 2018.

The FIA has implemented a detailed structure for prize money for drivers, rookies and teams.

The 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Calendar is:

13 May

France

Pau

03 June

Hungary

Hungaroring

24 June

Germany

Norisring

15 July

Netherlands

Zandvoort

28 July

Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps

19 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

26 August

Italy

Misano

09 September

Germany

Nürburgring

23 September

Austria

Red Bull Ring – Spielberg

14 October

Germany

Hockenheim

 

FIA Formula E Championship

The 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship has already begun, with two races taking place in 2017. There has been an amendment to the calendar which was approved by the World Council, with the event in Sao Paulo, Brazil replaced by Punta del Este, Uruguay. The full calendar, with the championship resuming in 2018, is:

02 December 2017

China

Hong Kong

03 December 2017

China

Hong Kong

13 January 2018

Morocco

Marrakech

03 February 2018

Chile

Santiago de Chile*/**

03 March 2018

Mexico

Mexico City

17 March 2018

Uruguay

Punta del Este*/**

14 April 2018

Italy

Rome**

28 April 2018

France

Paris

19 May 2018

Germany

Berlin

10 June 2018

Switzerland

Zurich*/**

14 July 2018

USA

New York

15 July 2018

USA

New York

28 July 2018

Canada

Montreal

29 July 2018

Canada

Montreal

*Subject to ASN confirmation
** Subject to circuit homologation

Single-Seater Commission
The creation of Sporting Regulations governing future F3 Regional Championships certified by the FIA was approved.

The Single-Seater Commission was granted approval to create two F3 Regional Championships in the Americas and Asia.

A full update of the F3 Technical Regulations applicable to both F3 International from 2019 and F3 Regional from 2018 was approved. This will introduce newly-developed safety requirements, as well as updated bodywork and powertrain regulations.

The introduction of F3 Regional Homologation Regulations was proposed and accepted. Based on the successful F4 concept, Homologation Regulations specific to F3 Regional have been developed, with the main target of these regulations being to keep the costs, performance and homologation procedure of F3 Regional cars under control.

Formula 4 Championships Certified by FIA will now be able to race in neighbouring countries regardless of whether that country has its own championship.

The F4 French Championship, Certified by FIA, will launch in 2018 and use a Mygale chassis and Renault engine.

The introduction of the second generation F4 car will be postponed until end of 2023. F4 cars featuring the Halo update kit, which has to include a new survival cell, will be available from 2019 for any new championships as well as any ASN wishing to change.

It will be optional for all ASNs running F4 championships using the current cars, but mandatory for new F4 championship(s) starting in 2019. Upon request, the life of the current cars could be extended until the end of 2023 (with no Halo). The cost of the new car will be the same as the current car plus the cost for any additional safety equipment (i.e. the halo and its installation).

GT Commission
A series of technical measures are proposed in order to harmonise the LMGTE and GT3 regulations.

Rally Commission
To increase participation by reducing costs, only the four best results will count towards the final classification of ERC 2.

From 2018 it will no longer be necessary to register for the FIA African Rally Championship, enabling more crews to score points in the series. To aid cost reduction, the minimum total distance of special stages has also been decreased to 150 kilometres and competitors who have retired will be permitted to restart under Rally 2 regulations.

To help increase participation, a Cup will be created for competitors driving SUV cars in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. Homologation of these vehicles will be completed by individual ASNs for final approval by the APRC Executive Committee.

The 2018 FIA European Rally Championship calendar is:

22-24 March

Azores Airlines Rallye

Portugal, gravel, ERC Junior

3-5 May

Rally Islas Canarias

Spain, asphalt ERC Junior

1-3 June

Acropolis Rally

Greece, gravel*

15-17 June

Cyprus Rally

Cyprus, gravel

22-22 July

Rally di Roma Capitale

Italy, asphalt ERC Junior

24-26 August

Barum Czech Rally Zlín

Czech Republic, asphalt, ERC Junior

21-23 September

Rally Poland

Poland, gravel, ERC Junior

12-14 October

Rally Liepāja

Latvia, gravel, ERC Junior

*Subject to signing of event promoter agreement

The 2018 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship calendar is:

05‐06 May

New Zealand

Whangarei

01‐03 June

Australia

Canberra

21‐22 July

Malaysia

Johor

15‐16 September

Japan

Hokkaido

20‐21 October

China

Longyou

01‐02 December

India

Chikmagalur

The 2018 FIA Middle East Rally Championship calendar is:

03‐05 May

Jordan

Jordan Rally

15‐17 June

Cyprus

Cyprus Rally

06‐08 or 13‐15 July

Lebanon

Rally of Lebanon

05‐07 September

Iran

Iran International Rally

01‐03 November

Kuwait

Kuwait International Rally

15‐17 November

Qatar

Qatar International Rally

 

The 2018 FIA African Rally Championship calendar is:

23‐25 February

Ivory Coast

Rallye Bandama Côte D’Ivoire

16‐18 March

Kenya

Safari Rally Kenya

19‐21 April

South Africa

York Rally South Africa

22‐24 June

Zambia

Zambia International Rally

20‐22 July

Uganda

Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally

24‐26 August

Tanzania

Rally of Tanzania

21‐23 September

Rwanda

Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally

 

The 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies calendar is:

16‐18 February

Russia

Baja Russia‐Northern Forest

10‐11 March

UAE

Dubai International Baja

24‐29 March or 01‐06 April

UAE

Abu Dhabi Desert ChallengeNOTE

17‐22 April

Qatar

Qatar Cross‐Country RallyNOTE

27 May ‐ 02 June

Kazakhstan

Rally Kazakhstan

21‐24 June

Italy

25° Italian Baja

20‐22 July

Spain

Baja España Aragón Teruel

09‐12 August

Hungary

XV. Hungarian Baja

30 August ‐ 02 September

Poland

Baja Poland

07‐13 October

Morocco

Rallye Oilibya du Maroc

25‐27 October

Portugal

32 Baja Portalegre 500NOTE

Off-Road Commission
The introduction of Technical Regulations Guidelines for ASNs within the launch of the Cross Car project was approved. A RWD single seater buggy type grassroots discipline aimed at helping ASNs to develop their motor sport pyramid and to create a pathway to Rally, Rallycross and Autocross was also agreed.

FIA European Truck Racing Championship

The 2018 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Calendar is:

27 May

Italy

Misano

17 June

Hungary

Hungaroring*

01 July

Germany

Nürburgring

15 July

Slovakia

Slovakiaring*

02 September

Czech Republic

Most

16 September

Belgium

Zolder

30 September

France

Le Mans 24 Heures

07 October

Spain

Jarama

*Subject to ASN confirmation

FIA European Drag Racing Championship
The calendar for the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is:

28 May

Great Britain

Santa Pod**

10 June

Sweden

Tierp Arena

01 July

Finland

Alastaro

19 August

Germany

Hockenheim

26 August

Sweden

Tierp Arena

09 September

Great Britain

Santa Pod **

** Subject to circuit homologation

Historic Motor Sport Commission
The World Council approved the launch of a new FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup – a single event in 2018 taking place on 1-2 September at Zandvoort. The event will be open to F3 cars from 1971 to 1984 split in two categories: 1971-1978 and 1979-1984.

Two new events will be included in the FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship, with Bieszczadzki (POL) and Ustecka 21 (CZE).  The Nations Cup, which is part of the championship, will now have its classification established across the whole season rather than being based on the Championship final event only in 2016 and 2017.

Several changes to the FIA Masters Historic Championships (F1 and Sports Car) were approved, including the creation of a special Cup for drivers aged over 60 in both Championships.

The calendar for the FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior Cars is:

20‐22 April

Germany

Hockenheim

26‐27 May

Belgium

Zolder

TBC

Italy

Monza

10‐12 August

Germany

Nürburgring

31 August – 02 September

Netherlands

Zandvoort

12‐14 October

France

Dijon

The calendar for the FIA Masters Historic Championships is:

20‐22 April  

Italy

Imola*

26‐27 May

Great Britain

Brands Hatch GP

22‐24 June

Czech Republic

Most

20‐22 July

Great Britain

Silverstone

10‐12 August

Germany

Nürburgring

31 August ‐ 02 September

Netherlands

Zandvoort

14‐16 September

Belgium

Spa‐Francorchamps*

12‐14 October

France

Dijon

*Subject to ASN confirmation

The 2018 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship calendar is:

16‐17 March

Spain

66 Rally Moritz Costa Brava

20‐21 April

Czech Republic

27 Historic Vltava Rally

24‐26 May

Spain

10 Rally Asturias Historico

21‐23 June

Belgium

Ypres Historic Rally

10‐11 August

Finland

Lahti Historic Rally

30 August ‐ 01 September

Italy

23 Rally Alpi Orientali Historic*

20‐22 September

Italy

XXX Rally Elba Storico

12‐13 October

Hungary

51 Mecsek Rally

01‐03 November

Germany

20 ADMV Lausitz Rally

*Subject to ASN confirmation

Hill Climb

The 2018 FIA European Hill Climb Championship calendar is:

13‐15 April

France

St Jean du Gard ‐ Col St Pierre

20‐22 April

Austria

Rechberg

11‐13 May

Portugal

Rampa Internacional da FalperraNOTE

18‐20 May

Spain

Subida Internacional al Fito

01‐03 June

Czech Republic

Ecce Homo Sternberk

08‐10 June

EU

ADAC Glasbachrennen

22‐24 June

Italy

Coppa Paolino Teodori

20‐22 July

Slovakia

Dobsinsky kopec

27‐29 July

Poland

Limanowa

17‐19 August

Switzerland

St. Ursanne ‐ Les Rangiers

31 August ‐ 02 September

Slovenia

GHD Petrol Ilirska Bistrica

14‐16 September

Croatia

Buzetski dani

 

The calendar for the 2018 FIA International Hill Climb Cup is:

11‐13 May

Poland

Bieszczadzki

18‐20 May

Slovakia

Moris Cup Jahodná

25‐27 May

Italy

Verzegnis Sella Chianzutan

15‐17 June

Slovenia

GHD Gorjanci

30 June ‐ 01 July

Italy

Trento Bondone

03‐05 August

Germany

ADAC Osnabrück

10‐12 August

Slovenia

GHD Lučine

21‐23 September

Austria

Sankt Agatha

 

Electric and New Energy Championships Commission
The 2018 FIA Electric and New Energy Championship calendar is:

11‐14 April

Italy

3° ECORally Sanremo (E‐Rally Regularity)

18‐19 May

Czech Republic

7. New Energies Rallye Cesky Krumlov (E‐Rally Regularity)

26‐27 May

Greece

Hi‐Tech EcoMobility Rally 2018 (E‐Rally Regularity)

09‐10 June

Portugal

Portugal Eco Rally (E‐Rally Regularity)

29 June ‐01 July

Czech Republic

Eco Energy rally Bohemia (E‐Rally Regularity)

27‐29 July

Bulgaria

Eco‐Rally Bulgaria 2018 (E‐Rally Regularity)

03‐04 August

Japan

Solar Car Race Suzuka 2018 (Solar Cup)

29 August ‐01 September

Poland

Rally Poland New Energies (E‐Rally Regularity)

20‐22 September

Iceland

eRally Iceland (E‐Rally Regularity)

24‐28 October

Monaco

3e eRALLY MONTE‐CARLO /19e RALLYE MONTE‐CARLO ZEN (E‐Rally Regularity)

17‐18 November

Spain

Eco Rallye de la Comunitat Valenciana (E‐Rally Regularity)

Safety Commission
The World Council approved the release of a new top-end helmet standard (Advanced Helmet), which offers several safety improvements over the previous highest standard. This is a landmark development that will offer the best protection available in the world. The features are:

  • Advanced ballistic protection
  • Energy absorption increase
  • More rigorous impact testing
  • Extended area of protection

This new helmet standard will be implemented in the FIA’s major championships over the coming seasons starting with F1 in 2019.

A new FIA biometric safety standard has been created with the following primary targets:

  • Allow full-time biometric monitoring for performance data
  • Allow athletes to track their biological data before, during and after racing to improve training, injury prevention and performance

The FIA is working on a project of biometric gloves conforming to this standard which will improve rescue response operations through immediately-available vital biological data as well as assist the decision-making process, even if communication with drivers may not be possible.

New safety regulations for Electric or Hybrid Electric Vehicles were approved and will be uploaded to FIA.com in due course.

Commissions
The members of the FIA Sport Commissions were agreed by the World Council – including those of the new Disability and Accessibility Commission and the new Environment and Sustainability Commission. The constitutions of these commissions will be made public on Friday (8 December) during the General Assembly.

It was confirmed that the President of the Women in Motorsport Commission will, from now on, be a member of the World Motor Sport Council by Right.

International Sporting Code
A number of changes to the International Sporting Code were approved and will now be proposed to the General Assembly. These include provisions for alcohol testing following the removal of the substance from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances as well as codes to ensure advertising on automobiles that is political or religious in nature or that is prejudicial to the interests of the FIA falls under the authority of the stewards.

Next meeting
The next World Motor Sport Council will meet on 9 March in Geneva

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F1 Champions gather in Paris as FIA opens Hall of Fame

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The FIA last night inaugurated the new FIA Hall of Fame in Paris with nine FIA Formula One World Champions in attendance as all 33 winners of motor sport’s most prestigious title were honoured by the sport’s regulator.

In association with official partners Michelin and Rolex, the FIA Hall of Fame was launched at a glittering ceremony at the headquarters of the ACF in Paris, with champions Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg joining representatives and family of F1’s other title winners in becoming the first drivers honoured by the new initiative.

FIA President Jean Todt said: “The FIA Hall of Fame has been created to highlight the values that run through motor sport and the champions who have been and who still are the exemplars of the FIA’s values of commitment, integrity, respect and sportsmanship.This is the first stage of an ambitious project: the FIA Hall of Fame will soon expand to the FIA headquarters in Geneva, and other champions and other disciplines will be in the spotlight in the coming years. In this way we will celebrate all the FIA champions who have made, and who still make the history of motor sport so incredibly rich and inspiring.”

The inaugural ceremony, held in the library of the ACF, where Formula One’s regulations were first drafted in the 1940s, first inducted the 17 champions with single titles to their name, starting with Formula One’s first champion, 1950 winner Giuseppe Farina and ending with 2016 champion Nico Rosberg.

Among that group was 1992 champion Nigel Mansell, who said: “I’d like to thank the FIA for making this evening possible for all of us. It’s such a special evening. I’d also like to congratulate all the other drivers here, truly they are all tremendous.”

Damon Hill, who in 1996 followed in the footsteps of his double title winning father Graham, added: “It was always very difficult to get it through my head that I’d become a world champion at all, so the thrill continues, and it just an amazing honour to be included. You see the people who are here and the names mentioned – Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart and it’s hard to believe I’m in the same gang. So, congratulations to the FIA for instigating the Hall of Fame and thank your for including me.”

The ceremony then celebrated two- and three-time champions, including 2005 and 2006 winner Fernando Alonso who commented: “It has been a fantastic night. I’m very honoured to be here with these great champions. All of them inspired me to become a Formula One driver, they inspired all the kids of my generation, so I feel very proud.”

Alonso, who this year raced at the Indianapolis 500 and who will contest the 24 Hours of Daytona sports car race in 2018, added: I’m trying other series now and trying to imitate some of the idols I had when I was a kid. The Indy 500 experience this year, maybe Le Mans in the future. President Todt mentioned that the Hall of Fame for endurance racing will be in 2019, so I have two years!”

The Renault R25 driven to title glory by Alonso in 2005 was displayed  outside the FIA headquarters along with the Alfa Romeo 158 of Nino Farina; the Ferrari 156 of Phil Hill; the Lotus Climax 25 of Jim Clark; the McLaren MP4/5 of Ayrton Senna, and the Ferrari F1-2000 of Michael Schumacher. 

After honouring three-time winners such as F1 legends Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Jack Brabham, the evening moved to the sport’s most successful drivers, beginning with the induction of four-time champions Alain Prost, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton and then five-time winner Juan Manuel Fangio.

Of the evening, 2010-2013 winner Vettel said: “It’s been incredible to see all these names, all these faces. Obviously a lot of them I only know from what I have read, what I have seen, but I think it’s a great idea. There’s so much history in the sports, it’s still so alive, and thanks to events like tonight’s, we’ll keep it like that. I love racing but as you get older you change your way of thinking and I think your appreciation for things and definitely for things like tonight grows.”

Finally, the sport’s most successful competitor, seven-star driver Michael Schumacher, was inducted, with long-time manager Sabine Kehm on hand to accept his award.

“We all know Michael should be here and I am totally sure he would love to be here,” she said. “He always had the highest respect for everyone in this room and he would be very honoured. What made Michael so special, what made him so successful was, as with everybody in this room, a love and passion for this sport.”

The inauguration also saw the launch of the FIA Hall of Fame website, where the achievements of those inducted will be celebrated in order to help inspire the legends of the future.

The launch of the FIA of Hall of Fame has been supported from the start by official partners Michelin and Rolex. Both brands are also involved with the FIA’s flagship Championships, from the FIA Formula One Championship (Rolex) to the FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the FIA Formula E Championship (Michelin). LAT Images and INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel) become Media Partners, providing a hugely rich resource of incredible still and moving images of motor sport’s greatest heroes.

 

 

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