FIA and FOM agree Concorde deal

2013 F1 season

Starting grid, Silverstone, 2013Formula One’s governing body the FIA and commercial rights holder FOM have agreed terms for a new Concorde Agreement.

The previous version of the deal, which sets down how the sport is run, expired at the end of last season.

“The Formula One Group and the FIA have signed an agreement setting out the framework for implementation of the 2013 Concorde Agreement,” said the FIA in a statement today.

“This agreement will come into force upon approval by the respective governing bodies of the signatory parties in the coming weeks,” it continued.

“Further information on this agreement will be available after receipt of such approval.”

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13 comments on FIA and FOM agree Concorde deal

  1. BasCB (@bascb) said on 27th July 2013, 10:11

    right on time to be signed off at the WMSC meeting at the Monza Weekend then (will it be that weekend)?


  2. Metallion (@metallion) said on 27th July 2013, 10:21

    Will Marussia be included in this deal?

  3. BasCB (@bascb) said on 27th July 2013, 10:30

    So I guess that what I read yesterday about the FIA keeping press accreditation but FOM taking over the photographers (milkng them for paddock access no doubt) are true then.

    Teams will be happy to have less people able to shoot a picture of their cars during FP sessions then. Again a bad step for the fans.

    • GT Racer (@gt-racer) said on 27th July 2013, 11:12

      Pretty sure they already have to pay FOM anyway so nothing will change in that regard.

      As I understand it the only thing that will change is that the photographers will be forced to work under the new pit safety restrictions that the broadcast media have to. A limited number granted pit lane access for practice, Total ban for qualifying/race but a limited number given access to the pit wall.

  4. Mark (@marlarkey) said on 27th July 2013, 11:19

    No mention of the teams agreeing it…

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 27th July 2013, 11:44


      That’s because the teams aren’t a part of this deal. The Concorde Agreement is shared between FOM, the teams and the FIA. Because the FIA performs a separate function to the teams, it gets a separate section under the Concorde Agreement. That’s what this is.

      • Mark (@marlarkey) said on 27th July 2013, 15:53

        The teams were a party to all the previous concorde agreements

        • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 27th July 2013, 23:31

          @marlarkey – Yes, and so was the FIA. But because the FIA performs a different function to the teams, they are treated separately under the Concorde Agreement. The FIA and FOM don’t need the teams to approve of the FIA-FOM part of the Agreement, just as the teams don’t need the FIA to approve of their part of the Agreement with FOM. However, because the FIA and FOM are the sport’s regulatory body and commercial rights holder, they typically need to (or at least like to) be in agreement before any formal offer is made to the teams.

          I’m not sure why you seem to think that the teams need to have a say in this, but this is not the actual Concorde Agreement. It’s just one part of it. The teams will still get their offer.

          • Mark (@marlarkey) said on 28th July 2013, 21:43

            The teams were party to previous Concorde agreements precisely because without the agreement of all parties there is no F1.

            The FIA and FOM can agree whatever they like but they do not have an event without the agreement of the teams.

            Maybe you’re not old enough to remember the events of 1982 which led to the first Concorde agreement ?

          • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 30th July 2013, 1:19

            @marlarkey – We’re talking about the parts of the Concorde Agreement that don’t involve the teams at all. The arrangement between FOM and the FIA has nothing to do with the teams, so it doesn’t need their approval.

          • Mark (@marlarkey) said on 30th July 2013, 21:18

            Nothing is agreed until its all agreed…. standard practice in contract negotiations, especially where they involve back-to-back commitments.

    • GT Racer (@gt-racer) said on 27th July 2013, 15:41

      Bernie already had an agreement with 10 teams (Marussia the only one not included), All that was missing was the agreement between FOM & the FIA which has noe been done.

  5. GT Racer (@gt-racer) said on 27th July 2013, 21:38

    Just been told that there’s talk in the Hungary paddock that Pirelli have done a 1 year extension for 2014 and that Michelin is said to have a verbal agreement with Jean Todt for 2015.

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