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.