Todt’s con­trol

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FIA pres­i­dent Jean Todt (be­low) wants the mo­tor­sport’s gov­ern­ing body to have com­plete con­trol of F1 in the fu­ture. F1’s de­ci­sion­mak­ing process has come un­der fire in re­cent months af­ter var­i­ous rule changes, in­clud­ing the changes to the qual­i­fy­ing for­mat. Todt said: “The FIA should have con­trol, as the reg­u­la­tor and leg­is­la­tor of F1. But his­tor­i­cally it’s not been like that. It is what I in­her­ited. I’m not a dic­ta­tor. If I was, I would have im­posed Q1 and Q2 as it is now, with a time change and Q3 to re­vert to 2015. The gover­nance is not good, but it has been there for decades. We wait un­til the re­newal of the Con­corde Agree­ment by 2020 and [see if we can] to change the gover­nance.”

The first images of the For­mula E driver­less sup­port se­ries, Rob­o­race, have been re­leased.

Ex-bu­gatti man and film con­cept artist Daniel Si­mon has spear­headed Rob­o­race’s de­sign for its fleet of au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles, which will join the FE bill in 2016/17.

It has a long beam as its core that ex­tends out into flared body­work around the wheels, ex­posed dou­ble-wish­bone sus­pen­sion and will gen­er­ate most of its downforce from its floor and ac­tive body­work rather than wings.

Driver­less cars will race on For­mula E bill

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