Other FIA announcements today


SINGLE-SEATER COMMISSION

It has been agreed to establish a 2015 FIA Formula 3 Middle East Cup which will take place in January 2015. The first edition will be held in Bahrain. A call of interest for promoters will be launched.

Changes to the FIA F3 technical regulations have been made to reduce running and development costs. The homologation period of the current chassis has been extended until 31 December 2017.

ENDURANCE COMMISSION

The 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours will be held on 13-14 June (with a test day on 31 May).

GT COMMISSION

As from 2015, a new FIA Drivers Categorization will replace the current FIA WEC and FIA GT3 lists with the aim of categorizing drivers (Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze) in a standardized manner based on three criteria: age, record of achievement and performance.

HISTORIC MOTOR SPORT COMMISSION

It was agreed to set the cut-off year for recognition of cars considered as ‘historic’ at 1990, at least for the next 10 years. Furthermore, it has been decided to extend the period of validity for Historic Technical Passports from 5 to 10 years.

A working group is to be established, chaired by President of the Historic Motor Sport Commission, Paolo Cantarella, to investigate the classification of cars dated 1990 on that are not historic but which no longer satisfy the latest safety criteria.

OFF-ROAD COMMISSION

Further to proposals by the new Rallycross Technical Working Group, made up of representatives of the FIA, the promoter and the teams entered in the World Championship, a revised set of Technical Regulations for Rallycross will be in place as of 1 January 2015. This includes the broadening of possible engine options, allowing the use of ‘custom’ engines.

WOMEN IN MOTOR SPORT COMMISSION

The FIA, represented by FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President Michèle Mouton, signed the Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport on 12 June, underlining the Federation’s commitment to encouraging and supporting the promotion of women in motor sport. The signing took place on the occasion of the 6th International Working Group World Conference on Women and Sport, hosted in Helsinki, Finland.

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING COMMISSION

The race scheduled for Sweden on 15 June 2014 is cancelled.

VOLUNTEERS AND OFFICIALS COMMISSION

The creation of a new award "Best Team of the Season" was approved. This award aims to reward a group of officials nominated by the ASNs who have achieved excellence in their teamwork. The ASNs will be free to nominate this award to either: all (or a group of) the track or road marshals (or scrutineers, timekeepers, the medical team, etc.) of a given competition; or all the officials of a given competition.

LAND SPEED RECORDS COMMISSION

The only confirmed record attempts currently scheduled are at the ACCUS Annual Event at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, on 11-16 September.

CIRCUITS COMMISSION

It was agreed to amend the marshal flag signal rules to reflect current practices and harmonize them with the Code of Driving Conduct. The light blue flag should normally be waved, as an indication to a driver that he is about to be overtaken. It has different meanings during practice and the race.

During practice: A faster car is close behind you.

During the race: The flag should normally be shown to a car about to be lapped, if the driver does not seem to be making full use of his rear-view mirrors. When shown, the driver concerned must allow the following car to pass at the earliest opportunity.

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