Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has implemented an
updated clause into its International Sporting Code in order to remove the need
for unanimous decisions.
Motorsport championships are on hiatus due to the ongoing
COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.
Several categories and teams face uncertain futures due to
the unparalleled nature of the situation, with regulation changes having been
enacted in a litany of championships.
On Friday the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council approved the
introduction of a safeguard clause in the International Sporting Code.
The safeguard clause will overcome the current requirement
to obtain the unanimous agreement of all competitors to amend regulations
within an individual FIA championship.
It means decisions will now only require a majority and will
ostensibly be undertaken in a swifter manner.
The clause will only be required “in exceptional
circumstances” and “if the FIA considers that the change in question is
essential for the safeguarding of the championship.”