FIA President Jean Todt hosted in Paris the World Motor Sport Council gathered for its third meeting of the year, with Graham Stoker, FIA Deputy President for Sport and members joining remotely from locations across the globe.
The following is a summary of the decisions taken during the meeting in the field of electric motorsport:
FIA Manufacturers’ Commission
Burkhard Goeschel was nominated President of the Manufacturers’ Commission and replaces François Fillon, who has decided to step down from the position.
FIA World Endurance Championship
The (provisional) 2021 calendar has been approved as follows:
|13-14 March 2021||USA||Sebring pre-season test|
|19 March 2021||USA||1000 Miles of Sebring|
|1 May 2021||Belgium||Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps|
|12-13 June 2021||France||24 Hours of Le Mans|
|18 July 2021||Italy||6 Hours of Monza|
|26 September 2021||Japan||6 Hours of Fuji|
|20 November 2021||Bahrain||8 Hours of Bahrain|
Line-ups comprised of three drivers have been made mandatory in the LMP2 category from the beginning of the 2021 season, with the requirement of accommodating either one Bronze or two Silver-rated drivers. The exact driving times for drivers of different categorisation will be refined accordingly.
The grandfathered non-hybrid LMP1 cars will be balanced to operate in the same performance window as the incoming Le Mans Hypercar cars in 2021.
FIA World Rallycross Championship
A new naming convention has been approved for the categories involved in FIA Championships as follows:
Supercar will become RX1
Electric Supercar will be known as RX1e
The new Junior eRX will become RX2e
Super1600 will be known as RX
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
As Formula E prepares to switch status and become a world championship starting next season (2020-21), the FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the next series of cost-consolidation measures. Following measures already adopted by the WMSC on June 19, 2020, production parts – not mandatory related to a single supplier – and spare parts have been limited. In addition, data acquisition has been restricted to a certain number of sensors. It has also been decided that each entry will now use no more than one VCU (Vehicle Control Unit) software update per competition.
It has also been decided to reduce the amount of track time for each Qualifying group from six to four minutes.
Extreme E International Series
The WMSC approved Extreme E as an FIA International Series. A waiver was granted to Extreme E to allow the use of electric prototypes powered Cross Country vehicles in a “Closed Road Course” International Series.
FIA GT Commission
The Council has agreed the proposal of the Commission to invite interested parties to submit their proposals for the promotion of a new electric-powered GT series.
FIA Touring Car Commission
The Council has agreed the proposal of the Commission to invite interested parties to submit their proposals for the promotion of a new electric-powered Touring Car series.
FIA Truck Racing Commission
Biofuel will be introduced from the start of the 2021 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season. Competitors will be encouraged to use biofuel originated from renewable source. The fuel has no impact on performance compared with the currently used diesel and is available on the market.
Upcoming World Motor Sport Council meeting in 2020
16 December 2020 – Geneva at the occasion of the FIA Annual General Assembly