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FIA plans to overhaul stewarding procedures // The new process for stewarding Grand Prix weekends is laid out

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It’s the 25th January 2008, I’m Christine, and this is F1Minute.

The FIA are planning to change the way the stewarding process works at Grand Prix weekends. Previously, there were two at each race, joined by season-long steward Tony-Scott Andrews. Andrews has now retired and the FIA have taken the opportunity to shake up the organisation. Now there will be three stewards at each race, nominated by F1-neutral nationalities, so countries that have no interests within the sport. They will be joined by FIA representative Alan Donnelly who will be there to improve the decision-making process. It’s thought this setup is in a response to complaints about some of last year’s incidents – where it could take days for the stewards to come to a decision.

Also in the news today, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen are nominated in separate categories for the 2008 Laureus World Sport Awards – Kimi is up for the World Sportsman of the Year, whilst Lewis battles for Breakthrough of the Year. Ferrari have been nominated for Best Team.

That’s all for today, have a wonderful weekend and join me on Monday for another F1Minute.