Top F1 staff to have licenses

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has proposed that staff who are involved in FIA-sanctioned events be licensed by the sport’s governing body.

In a statement released today the WMSC said:

The World Motor Sport Council will submit a proposal to the General Assembly that a specific licence is created for a restricted list of members of staff of the competitors entered in the FIA World Championships.

The aim is to introduce a system that ensures they are subject to the criteria set out in a new FIA Code of Good Standing. This would apply to a minimum of six people per competitor, including the Team Principal, Sporting Director, Team Manager, Technical Director and two race engineers (or equivalent).

A new mechanism will be introduced to control access to areas under the jurisdiction of the FIA and no pass of any kind will be issued to any person or body who is not in good standing for the purposes of the FIA International Sporting Code.

Entrants will also become responsible for their staff, meaning any person connected directly or indirectly with the entrant in connection with their participation in an event.

The move is a response to the FIA’s difficulty in restricting Flavio Briatore and Pat Symond’s involvement in Formula 1 following their involvement in the Singapore 2008 affair.

Read more: Briatore and Symonds accept three-year F1 ban in Singapore crash settlement

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