WMSC Meeting notes: Formula E, WRC calendars, LMP1 power cuts and more

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The World Motor Sport Council meeting on Wednesday had a number of other topics on the agenda as well, including more calendar changes and other regulatory items.

The full details of the meeting are linked here, via the FIA official website. Meanwhile some other items of note are below:

First, up, Formula E has also had a calendar shift for the 2015-2016 campaign.

The updated calendar from the provisional calendar is below, with changes in bold. 

The TBC round has been moved forward a week, and is reported to be Mexico City, per a Motorsport.com report. The London season finale now comes a week before the British Grand Prix on July 2 and 3, with the race at Silverstone set to be a week later.

24 October Beijing China
7 November Putrajaya Malaysia
19 December Punta del Este Uruguay
6 February Buenos Aires Argentina
12 March TBC TBC
2 April Long Beach USA
23 or 24 April Paris France
21 May Berlin Germany
4 June Moscow Russia
2 & 3 July London United Kingdom

2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship calendar

Round Date Country ePrix
1 17 October 2015 China Beijing
2 7 November 2015 Malaysia Putrajaya
3 19 December 2015 Uruguay** Punta del Este**
4 6 February 2016 Argentina** Buenos Aires**
5 19 March 2016 TBD TBD
6 2 April 2016 USA Long Beach
7 23 April 2016 France Paris
8 21 May 2016 Germany Berlin
9 4 June 2016 Russia Moscow
10 & 11 TBD United Kingdom London

More power? Instead, the FIA has decided less of it is needed for the marquee LMP1 prototypes that make the FIA World Endurance Championship such an incredible series.

Here’s the line from the meeting:

“The WMSC approved the Endurance Commission’s proposal to limit the releasable power for energy recovery systems in LMP1 cars on safety grounds, to avoid the possibility of deployment of an instantaneous total power (engine + hybrid) of over 1000hp.”

Remember when Formula 2 was added to the FIA Superlicense points system? Turns out the FIA is trying to get the series back and going.

Again, from the meeting:

“Significant progress has been made in negotiations with the promoter of GP2 regarding the establishment of the final step in the FIA’s single-seater ladder; the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

“Discussions remain ongoing with the intention of finalising an agreement.”

Events, but not dates have been set for the FIA World Rally Championship next season. They are as follows:

 

The WMSC approved the composition of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship calendar, with 14 events (dates to be confirmed). They are, in alphabetical order:

–        Argentina
–        Australia
–        China*
–        Finland
–        France**
–        Germany
–        Great Britain
–        Italy
–        Mexico
–        Monte Carlo**
–        Poland
–        Portugal
–        Spain
–        Sweden

*Subject to fulfilment of the FIA criteria following Candidate Event in August 2015.
**Subject to formalisation of agreed terms and conditions between WRC Promoter, FIA and the Event before 30 November, 2015.