Articles tagged World Motor Sport Council

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Look who’s back

With the news that Ron Dennis has recaptured control of the McLaren F1 team – after five years away – it’s timely to recall just how he surrendered that position in the first place. The tale is a fascinating one of politics and betrayal December 2009, the morning after an awards night: the big news had been all about Jenson Button leaving the team for which he’d just won the world championship,...

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FIA acts on historics

Planning for the past A raft of new proposals may affect historic events and car eligibility The role of the FIA in historic motorsport may change dramatically following the final report of one of the organisation’s working groups. Notable recommendations include the creation of a comprehensive database of race car information and a stable international historic calendar, a back-track on ‘...

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Todt outlines his vision for Formula 1

Some four and half months into the job, FIA president Jean Todt hosted his first open press conference on the subject of Formula 1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix. And as if to emphasise that this is supposed to be a new era of consensus and accountability, Todt brought along his key team members with him, namely senate president Nick Craw, deputy president for sport Graham Stoker and deputy president...

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Wind tunnel clampdown

Astrict clampdown on wind tunnel usage was at the heart of a comprehensive package of cost-cutting measures for 2008 outlined by Max Mosley at the World Motor Sport Council in December. The details will be thrashed out at a meeting between Mosley and team bosses in Paris on January 11. FIA president Mosley wants teams to use just one wind tunnel which would operate for only eight hours a day,...

Page 14 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 2011

The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Todt defends engine choiceJean Todt is standing by the controversial 2013 F1 turbo rules, despite opposition from Bernie Ecclestone and most of the teams. Ecclestone has said that the new four-cylinder engines won't sound impressive enough, while the teams are concerned about a cost escalation, and in Ferrari's case claim that the engine does not project the right image for F1. Todt has stressed...

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No Renault fine, but McLaren still sweats

Renault was found guilty of possessing McLaren data but has avoided punishment, while McLaren’s trials continue The Formula 1 spy scandal is set to rumble on after FIA president Max Mosley scheduled another World Motor Sport Council hearing concerning McLaren for February 14. The news came the day after the WMSC found Renault guilty of possessing confidential McLaren information but chose not to...

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The Month In Motor Sport

Jun 13: The Mitsubishi Classic Marathon goes down to the wire. Only in the final run over the Stelvio Pass is the result decided in Ron Gammons' favour. The MGB driver pips Rick Bourne's Morgan by just two seconds. Jun 16: Julian Westwood is drafted into Van Diemen's British F3 team, replacing Jason Plato. Van Diemen cites financial reasons; Plato tries in vain to prevent the car from running in...

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New deal revives Texas GP

The US Grand Prix in Austin has remained on the 2012 calendar after the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) agreed a last-minute deal with Bernie Ecclestone. The original contract for the race was held by Full Throttle Productions, the company run by race founder and Ecclestone associate Tavo Hellmund. However, Hellmund had a disagreement with the investors he had brought in to finance the...

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It’s Todt vs Vatanen for FIA presidency

Ari Vatanen has positioned himself as the candidate for change as he prepares to go head-to-head with Jean Todt for the FIA presidency in October – and he has made it clear that he’s not happy with the way incumbent Max Mosley has named the Frenchman as his preferred successor. The 1981 World Rally Champion and former Finnish MEP threw his hat into the ring in the first week of July. The...

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Benetton in the dock

Pre-race revelations by the FIA in Hockenheim blew the cloud created by the HA World Council meeting in Paris, a few days earlier, into a storm of controversy that cast doubt on the credibility of the Benetton team's achievements in the 1994 FIA World Championship. After imposing a two-race ban on Schumacher and upping Benetton's fine to $500,000 in the wake of the Silverstone black flag incident...

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