FIA: stewards’ decisions to be explained after the races 

Written by David on November 05th, 2008 at 6:15 pmLast Update: November 05th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

FIAThe World Motor Sport Council, following a meeting in Paris earlier today, took a number of decisions in regards to next year’s Formula One Championship. The following decisions were taken: starting from 2009 season, engine life will be extended from two to three races.

During the 2008 season a review took place of the stewarding arrangements in F1. The current panel of stewards consists of two international stewards and one national steward, all of whom must be eligible for the FIA’s super licence. For 2009, the following updates will be made:

  • Any national steward participating who is officiating for the first time will be required to ‘observe’ a minimum of one Grand Prix prior to their event.
  • At five Grands Prix in 2009, a number of trainee Stewards, nominated by their ASN and selected by the FIA, will be invited to attend.
  • Before each Grand Prix, a short CV of each steward will be posted on the FIA website.
  • With the benefit of a new replay system available to the stewards, all incidents will be investigated and appropriate action taken during the race, unless it is essential to seek further evidence afterwards.
  • Following the race, a short written explanation of steward’s decisions will be published on the FIA website. This will supplement the formal steward’s decision which largely defines the breach of the rules.
  • Where appropriate, additional film evidence that the public may not have seen but which was reviewed by the stewards, will be made available on both the FIA and FOM websites.

The FIA has also published a revised version of the 2009 Formula One World Championship calendar.
source: FIA

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