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F1 2022

FIA call extraordinary WMSC meeting

A special meeting of the World Motor Sport Council has been arranged for 3 February, during which several pressing issues in F1 are likely to be tackled.

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The World Motor Sport Council will stage an emergency meeting next week, with various topics requiring attention ahead of the 2022 F1 season.

RacingNews365.com understands that the meeting, scheduled for 3 February, is the first to be held in such a way in recent times. In the past, urgent matters have usually been settled in the form of an e-vote.

The WMSC meet around four times a year to make decisions regarding the regulations, safety and development of motorsport at every level – from karting to F1.

What will happen at the WMSC meeting?

Several key issues look set to be addressed at the meeting, with various top positions to be filled across the spread of FIA commissions following Mohammed Ben Sulayem's arrival as FIA President, in place of Jean Todt.

In addition, changes to the F1 sporting, technical and financial regulations are likely, such as whether or not Sprint weekends will get the green light, and the duration of free practice sessions (60 or 90 minutes).

Developments regarding Michael Masi's future as Race Director are also possible following the controversial end to the 2021 campaign.

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