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21.06.2020: FIA Sport Clubs Solidarity Programme The Council gave its full backing to an update on the FIA Sport Clubs Solidarity Programme, which has been created to support the ASNs and ACNs during the pandemic and as they start to resum

FIA Sport Clubs Solidarity Programme





The Council gave its full backing to an update on the FIA Sport Clubs Solidarity Programme, which has been created to support the ASNs and ACNs during the pandemic and as they start to resume their events and activities. The programme will ensure that when motor sport can get back on track, it will be organised in a safe and sustainable way, compliant with the guidance of Governments and WHO public health advice.



The Council also strongly endorsed proposals to significantly increase financial support to the Clubs, including the waiving of basic membership fees and an increase in grant allocations up to approximately €5 million, pending approval from the FIA Senate.




FIA Single-Seater Commission



The Council was informed that an ongoing evaluation of global cost-cutting measures for single-seater categories is being undertaken by the Commission.
 
A delay to the introduction of the second generation FIA Formula 4 car from 1 January 2021 to 1 November 2021 was approved, again to reduce costs.
 




FIA Women in Motorsport Commission



The Council heard a presentation of the activities of the Commission that, with support from the FIA Innovation Fund, recently launched FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars, an innovative new project to provide a clear and long-term pathway for the development of up and coming female racing talent. Scuderia Ferrari, through its Ferrari Driver Academy, has become the first manufacturer partner of the programme and this four-year commitment will see two drivers become part of the Academy and potentially go on to participate in an FIA Formula 4 season.




FIA Off-Road Commission




The creation of the FIA Junior Cross Car Academy Trophy has been agreed, with sporting principles modelled on those of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, including the use, under an “arrive & drive” principle of single-make vehicles designated following a tender procedure. The competition is designed to allow National Sporting Authorities worldwide to detect and promote young talents. The events are to be held on the same bill as selected rounds of the FIA European Autocross Championship.



In light of the current Covid-19 crisis and due to its direct consequences, the 2020 editions of the FIA European Autocross Championship and the FIA European Cross Car Championship have been cancelled.
 




FIA Hill Climb Commission



Principles of control of the development and engine performance limitations in the context of the FIA Hill Climb Championship and FIA International Hill Climb Cup have been announced. These restrictions will particularly apply to cars from Category 2 (single- and two-seater cars, respectively Groups E2-SS and E2-SC).
 


A technical adviser will be appointed, who – in collaboration with the FIA Technical Department – will have to evaluate the most appropriate measures (both easily applicable and verifiable) to limit engine performances. These new provisions will be integrated into the technical regulations of Category 2 cars from 2021. The changes are driven by several factors with safety, cost-control and maintenance of level-playing field being the key reasons.
 




Environment and Sustainability Commission



The Council was presented with an update to the global Environmental Strategy currently under development across both the Sport and Mobility pillars of the FIA.


The Strategy will guide FIA members towards competitive practices and activities to demonstrate environmental leadership and apply sustainable innovations, and also promote sustainable motor sport and mobility to contribute to global targets of environmental and sustainable agendas.


The Commission asked for the feedback of the Council members as the Strategy continues to be developed over the coming months.





FIA Truck Racing Commission



From the 2020 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season onwards, lambda sensors responsible for smoke management control will be mandatory in all competitors’ trucks. General principles of a technical transition roadmap have also been approved, outlining progressive introduction of environmentally friendly energy sources.


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