F1's pressing need to sort itself out

F1's pressing need to sort itself out

Friday, September 28, will host a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council. Dieter Rencken outlines the main points to be discussed and explains why the meeting is crucial for the future of the sport

As outlined here, September looms large in Formula 1's future, more specifically 2013/4, for the former year marks the first season not run under the current Concorde Agreement – a replacement for which has yet to be agreed – while the latter sees swingeing changes to the sport's technical regulations in the form of eco-friendly mechanicals.

A fortnight ago this column alluded to three meetings on September Fridays, the first, with FIA president Jean Todt, commercial rights holder CEO Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, being held over the Monza weekend in Maranello, and the second scheduled for Paris on the following Friday. In the event, the last-named was pulled forward and held at Monza during the race weekend.

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