The following decisions were taken by the World Motor Sport Council:
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
As confirmed earlier today by the FIA and the Formula 1 Group, the framework for the implementation of the 2013 Concorde Agreement has now come into force. This agreement provides the FIA with significantly improved financial means to pursue its regulatory missions and to reflect the enhanced role undertaken by the FIA in motor sport. The parties have agreed a strong and stable sporting governance framework which includes the Formula 1 Group, the FIA and the participating teams. The agreement lays down solid foundations for the further development of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
The members of the WMSC congratulated the FIA President for the successful and favourable conclusion to the negotiations. The members also accepted his proposal to create a new task force, after the FIA Presidential Election, charged with proposing the allocation of the additional financial resources for the FIA and its membership.
One of the noteworthy aspects of the new 2013 Concorde Agreement is the new tender procedure for appointing single suppliers in the tyre and fuel categories, for the FIA F1 World Championship.
In this new process, the FIA will be confirmed as the body in charge of conducting the tender process. The Commercial Rights Holder will be entitled to run the commercial negotiations with potential suppliers, with a view to the selected single supplier being officially appointed by the WMSC.
In order to cover the transition period and considering the contracts already settled by FOM and the Teams with Pirelli, the WMSC today confirmed that Pirelli may continue to supply tyres to competitors in the FIA F1 World Championship, subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met.
The 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:
|16 March||Grand Prix of Australia|
|30 March||Grand Prix of Malaysia|
|06 April||Grand Prix of Bahrain|
|20 April||Grand Prix of China|
|27 April||Grand Prix of Korea (provisional)|
|11 May||Grand Prix of Spain|
|25 May||Grand Prix of Monaco|
|01 June||Grand Prix of America, New Jersey (provisional*)|
|08 June||Grand Prix of Canada|
|22 June||Grand Prix of Austria|
|06 July||Grand Prix of Great Britain|
|20 July||Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)|
|27 July||Grand Prix of Hungary|
|24 August||Grand Prix of Belgium|
|07 September||Grand Prix of Italy|
|21 September||Grand Prix of Singapore|
|05 October||Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)|
|12 October||Grand Prix of Japan|
|26 October||Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi|
|09 November||Grand Prix of USA (Austin)|
|16 November||Grand Prix of Mexico (provisional*)|
|30 November||Grand Prix of Brazil|
* Subject to the circuit approval