F1's flawed governance structure

F1's flawed governance structure

Last Thursday's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council showed once again that the voting structure that green-lights F1 rules is flawed, as DIETER RENCKEN explains

If last Thursday's FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting - convened on the fringe of the governing body's Sport Conference in Munich - ended in abject failure for Formula 1's independent teams intent on forcing regulatory cost control, it marked a resounding victory for F1 and common sense by ultimately proving the utter folly of the sport's governance structure.

The WMSC meeting marked the first session in which the prevailing governance flow path had been correctly followed since the formation of F1's Strategy Group a year ago – ostensibly to streamline the decision-taking process.

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