FIA Annual General Assembly 2019 | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

FIA Annual General Assembly 2019

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06.12.19

The FIA held its General Assembly in Paris, France, today, bringing to a close its annual series of meetings of Sport and Mobility FIA Member Clubs from around the world. The week’s activities will culminate in this evening’s FIA Prize Giving Gala at the world famous musée du Louvre at which the winners of the Federation’s sporting championships will be honoured.

Opening the Assembly, FIA President Jean Todt highlighted the way in which the Federation is growing on a global scale, with interest from new member clubs, and a push to improve diversity in sport.

The Federation’s ongoing efforts to improve grassroots access to motorsport have been boosted by the CrossCar programme, while the Girls on Track initiative is creating new racing fans and finding untapped female talent.

On a global level, the FIA’s member clubs have joined the Federation’s world championships to work towards a planet-friendly future for sport and mobility alike, with a focus on electric racing, greener fuels, and Smart Cities developed with all road users in mind.

During today’s Annual General Assembly meeting, the following decisions were taken:

Amendments to the FIA Statutes

FIA Formula One World Championship – Implementation of 2021 Financial Regulations

The 2021 Formula One Financial Regulations require, for their full implementation, that the FIA Statutes be amended.

Consequently, the Assembly approved a number of amendments to the FIA Statutes relating to the creation of a Cost Cap Adjudication Panel (CCAP), that would be competent in the first instance in all disciplinary matters relating to the FIA Formula One Financial Regulations, within the structure of the FIA and to the election by the General Assembly of the members of the CCAP. Candidates will be proposed by the FIA Sport Members entitled to vote and by any group of five competitors of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Additionally, the Assembly agreed to the following amendments to the FIA Statutes:

  • Formal recognition of the emerging discipline of virtual/electronic motorsport (‘Digital Motorsport’), In order to assert the regulatory power of the FIA over this discipline.
  • Clarification of the Boundaries for FIA Automobile Mobility and Tourism Regions III and IV. The new boundaries provide that: Region III encompasses North America including the Caribbean but not including Central America. Region IV encompasses South America and Central America (i.e. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama)

International Tribunal and International Court of Appeal

In order to implement the 2021 Formula One Financial Regulations the Judicial and Disciplinary Rules (JDR) were amended to include the addition of new provisions on the jurisdiction of the International Court of Appeal (ICA) to hear appeals against decisions of the Cost Cap Adjudication Panel.

The term of office of 18 judges of the IT and ICA ends on 31 December 2019. The Assembly therefore proceeded to the election of the following: 
 

CandidatesProposed byNationality
Xavier BONE MATHEUReal Federación Española de Automovilismo (RFEDA)Spain
David CASEMENTF1 TeamsUnited Kingdom
David Charles CHUF1 TeamsHong Kong
Harry DUIJMF1 TeamsNetherlands
Luigi FUMAGALLIF1 TeamsItaly
Jean GAYAuto Sport Suisse (ASS)Switzerland
Edwin GLASGOWF1 TeamsUnited Kingdom
Riccardo LA COGNATAAutomobile Club Italia (ACI)Italy
Marek MALECKIPolish Automobile and Motorcycle Association (PZM)Poland
Gerard MARTINRoyal Automobile Club of
Belgium (RACB)
Belgium
Fabio MATTEIAutomobile Club Italia (ACI)Italy
David MILESConfederation of Australian
Motor Sport (CAMS)
Australia
Philippe NARMINOAutomobile Club de Monaco
(ACM)
Monaco
Laurent NUSSAutomobile Club Association
(ACA)
France
Anthony SCOTT ANDREWSMotorsport UKUnited Kingdom
Erich SEDELMAYERÖsterreischicher Automobil-
Motorrad-und Touring Club
(ÖAMTC)
Austria
Nish Kumar SHETTYMotor Sports Singapore (MSS)Singapore
Waltraud WÜNSCHDeutscher Motor Sport Bund
(DMSB)
Germany

Amendments to the FIA International Sporting Code

The Assembly agreed to several amendments to the International Sporting Code, including the following:

  • Again in relation to the implementation of the 2021 Formula One Financial Regulations a number of changes have been made to the International Sporting Code, principally regarding the authority of stewards, by which all matters relating to the FIA Formula One Financial Regulations fall within the exclusive competence of the FIA Cost Cap Administration and of the FIA Cost Cap Adjudication Panel.
  • Homologation of automobiles: Automobiles must comply with their respective homologation documents, except in the case of Automobiles adapted for disabled Drivers in possession of a Certificate of adaptations issued by the FIA. In that case, modifications to the Automobile in accordance with the adaptations specified in the Certificate of adaptations are authorised. 

International Historical Commission

Members appointed 

CountryClubTitularDeputy
AustriaÖAMTCAlexander LETITZKISteffan KERBL
BelgiumTCB & RACBJan DYCK (TCB)Frédéric MAEYENS (RACB)
Costa RicaACCRDiego RODRIGUEZRafael PINTO
Czech RepublicACCRFrantisek CECIL 
DenmarkDASUSøren DUUN 
FranceACFPatrick GUERRIER DE DUMASTLuc DE NOYELLE
GermanyAvdFranz Graf Zu Ortenburg (President) 
Great BritainRoyal AC & MSAPeter READJeremy VAUGHN
HungaryMAKAdam BERNICZEI-ROYKOGabov BERZVAI
ItalyACIGiuseppe REDAELLILeonardo ADFESSI
LuxembourgACLJean-Claude JUCHEMLucien FRANCK
LebanonATCLRony KARAM 
Macau-ChinaAAMCPatrick CASTROCHAN Chan Tou Sancho
MonacoACMGéry MESTREChristophe ALLGEYER
NetherlandsKNACCarl F.J.M. HÖHNERPeter STAAL
PortugalACPLuis M.C. CUNHAManuel FORMOSINHO SANCHEZ
SloveniaAS 2005Viktor LEVEC 
SpainRACE & RFEDAJosé RUIZ THIERY (RACE)Joaquin VERDEGAY de la VEGA (RFEDA)


Members Co-opted
 

CountryClubTitular 
FIAHistoric Motor
Sport Commission
Paolo CANTARELLA 
GermanyAvDJohannes HÜBNERHead of Archives Working Party
Great BritainFBHVCDavid WHALE 
Great BritainMSARod PARKIN 
International FederationFIVAPatrick ROLLETHead of Legislation Working Party
United StatesACCUSJeremy HALL 

 
FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee

The General Assembly approved the re-nomination of three members to the FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee proposed by the WMSC. The three members are:
 

Spase JOVKOVSKINorth Macedonia
Javier MARTIN MERINOSpain
Martin SCHOLZGermany

 
New members of the FIA

The FIA is proud to enlarge its membership and international representation by welcoming the following organisations into its structure:

OrganisationCountryCompetence
AngolaFederaçao Angolana de Desportos Motorizados
(FADM)
Sport
GreeceHellenic Motorsport Federation (OMAE)Sport
 
MoldovaAutomobile Federation of the Republic of Moldova (FARM)Sport
UzbekistanNational Automobile Club of Uzbekistan (NACU)Sport
VietnamVietnam Motorsport Association (VMA)Sport
Other affiliated
organisation
Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST)Associate member within the meaning of Article 3.7 of the FIA

 
Definitive affiliation of provisionally affiliated Clubs

OrganisationCountryCompetence
Kosova Touring Assistance (KTA)KosovoAutomobile mobility and tourism
Mongolian Automobile Motorcycle Sports Federation (MAMSF)MongoliaSport/Automobile mobility and tourism

 
Change of Status

OrganisationCountryCompetence
Auto Sport d’Haïti from full to associate memberHaïtiSport/Automobile mobility and tourism
Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Sports Association from full to associate memberTrinidad and TobagoSport
Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) from associate to full memberZambiaSport
Automobile Association of Zimbabwe (AAZ) from associate to full memberZimbabweAutomobile mobility and tourism

 
Striking off the rolls

OrganisationCountryCompetence
Automobile and Touring Club of Greece (ELPA)GreeceSport /Automobile mobility and tourism

 
Resignations

OrganisationCountryCompetence
Autorité Sportive Nationale du Canada (ASN Canada)CanadaSport
Automobile Association LTD (AA)United KingdomAutomobile mobility and tourism
Zelt-Klub Zurich (ZKZ)SwitzerlandAutomobile mobility and tourism

 
Honorary Members

It is with pleasure that the General Assembly awards Honorary status to the following Members:
 

TitleName
Président d’Honneur of the International Court of AppealPhilippe Roberti de Winghe
Président d’Honneur de CommissionAndy Lasure
Membre d’Honneur de CommissionStan Minarik

 
Date of next meeting

The 2020 FIA Annual General Assembly and Prize Giving Gala will take place on 11 December 2020 in Munich, Germany.