A closer look at the WMSC decisions

A closer look at the WMSC decisions

Wednesday's meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council resulted in some significant changes to Formula 1 for 2011. Dieter Rencken analyses the most important changes and what they mean for the sport

Refreshing it was on Wednesday to receive a World Motor Sport Council press release containing more than a few lines. In the recent past, for which read under ex-FIA President Max Mosley's reign, the trend had been towards minimalism, with Formula 1 matters warranting just a paragraph or three, and other forms of motorsport even less.

For example, after the last WMSC meeting held under his direction – in Paris two days prior to Jean Todt's election as his replacement on 23 October last – the F1 word count ran to just 79 words (provisional calendar dates excluded). By contrast, the first under the Frenchman, convened in Monaco prior to the FIA's annual prize giving in December, showed a marked improvement: 204 words, again with dates excluded.

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