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FIA confirm 2010 calendar, overhauls stewarding process, announces ambassadors // The World Motor Sport Council reveal full details for F1 season

Published by Christine

The FIA held a meeting of the World Motorsport Council today who came up with several changes for the 2010 season, and confirmed the final version of the calendar for 2010.

Calendar

DateRace
14/3Bahrain
28/3Australia
4/4Malaysia
18/4China
9/5Spain
16/5Monaco
30/5Turkey
13/6Canada
27/6Europe (Valencia)
11/7Great Britain
25/7Germany
1/8Hungary
29/8Belgium
12/9Italy
26/9Singapore
10/10Japan
24/10Korea*
7/11Brazil
14/11Abu Dhabi

*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.

Stewards

The F1 stewarding process will be altered next season. The changes include, selecting two stewards from a permanent group, plus an experienced former F1 driver, to oversee to each race. A nominated member representing the National Sporting Authority will also be present.

The position of non-voting Chairman has been removed, a role Alan Donnelly previously filled, instead stewards will elect a Chairman from amongst themselves for each event. The changes have been brought in to enable decisions to be made more efficiently.

Ambassadors

An FIA F1 Ambassador will be appointed for each race. Their role will include liaising with national sporting authorities, event organisers, VIP guests, FOM, teams and other stakeholders. Individuals will be come from the membership of the World Council.

Points

Yesterday's proposed points system revisions have been accepted and will come into practice for next season. This awards points to the top ten finishing positions instead of the top eight and has been introduced due to the expanded grid of 13 teams.

Working Groups

As requested by the F1 Commission, the F1 Sporting Working Group has been tasked with developing proposals to improve "the show". The Working Group has until January to make recommendations for the WMSC to consider in advance of the 2010 F1 season.