Who's calling the shots over F1's future?

Who's calling the shots over F1's future?

Does Formula 1's governing body still run the sport, or does Ecclestone now hold the whiphand? Dieter Rencken breaks down the political wranglings and the current health of the 2013-20 Concorde Agreement negotiations

Following the FIA's last World Motor Sport Council meeting, held on September 28 in Paris, the governing body issued a media release in part referring to progress made towards an extension of the Concorde Agreement, the covenant which sets out the commercial, sporting, technical and legal obligations of Formula 1's three primary player groups: the FIA, commercial rights holder FOM, and the signatory teams – currently all 12.

Referring to the 2010-12 Agreement, which expires on December 31, the FIA's release stated: 'The FIA President confirmed that positive and constructive discussions continue with regard to the new Concorde Agreement and it is anticipated a contract will be signed by the end of October.'

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