FIA brings about certain changes in their regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


In response to the deepening tensions arising due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has, by e-vote, ratified a number of adjustments to the regulations of the FIA and Formula 1 in pursuance of safeguarding the Championship calendar of the motorsport for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify, it has called for the delay or cancellation of several FIA Cups and Championships planned in the FIA International Sporting Calendar from several countries. So to deal with the situation without postponing any event, the WMSC has approved the International Sporting Calendar and authorized the President of the FIA, to make decisions regarding the organization of international competitions for the 2020 and 2021 season with a consultation with the Deputy President for Sport, the Secretary-General for Sport and the President of the relevant Sporting Commission, wherever required, which may be required as a matter of urgency. The decision was taken to reduce the monetary loss.

Some changes introduced by the FIA

To induce flexibility, Article 1.3 has been added to the Sporting Regulations which allows the governing body to bring about changes in an article with 60% vote support.

Deletion of Article 5.5, in order to allow the FIA and F1 to bring about changes in the calendar without any vote.

Addition of Power Unit Manufacturers shutdown.

The WMSC has permitted the delay of the introduction of the 2021 rules by a year. Earlier this month, the FIA the first eight races out of the 22 races scheduled to be held this year.