F1 Commission faces overhaul

Formula 1 teams are set to be urged to consider a major rethink of the sport's often criticised decision-making process when they meet with FIA president Max Mosley at Heathrow in London on Friday

F1 Commission faces overhaul

As well as talks regarding major cost-cutting changes, Mosley will also table a discussion about a major restructuring of the Formula 1 Commission - the body that makes initial decisions for future rule changes.

In a letter that Mosley has sent to the teams, and which autosport.com has seen, Mosley highlights some concerns that the current 24-member make up of the Commission should be streamlined in a bid to increase its efficiency. The aim is to have this in place by 2008.

"The current Formula 1 Commission has 24 members with 26 votes," said Mosley in the letter. "Because meetings inconvenience so many people (particularly non-European organisers), they tend to be held rarely. The previous Formula 1 Commission with only 13 members (six teams, four organisers, two sponsors and one FIA) was arguably more efficient.

"Also, there is a tendency for sub-groups within the Commission (particularly the teams and the organisers) to hold pre-meetings and agree on a line which is intended to be maintained in the subsequent Commission meeting, irrespective of the discussion which takes place.

"If this continues, each such group will need only one representative in the Commission who will simply recite the line and exercise the relevant number of votes. This may not be the best way to make progress."

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