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2021 Formula 1 Sporting Regulations 1 /81 16 December 2020 Issue 5 2 021 FORMULA ONE SPORTING REGULATIONS PUBLISHED ON 16 DECEMBER 2020 Issue 5 Art CONTENTS Page(s) 1 REGULATIONS 2 2 GENERAL UNDERTAKING 2 3 GENERAL CONDITIONS 2 4 LICENCES 2 5 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS 3 6 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 3 7 DEAD HEAT 4 8 COMPETITORS APPLICATIONS 5 9 CAR LIVERY 6 10 TRACK RUNNING TIME OUTSIDE AN EVENT, WIND TUNNEL TESTING AND POWER UNIT BENCH TESTING 6 11 PROMOTER 10 12 ORGANISATION OF AN EVENT 10 13 INSURANCE 10 14 FIA DELEGATES 10 15 OFFICIALS 1 1 16 INSTRUCTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS TO COMPETITORS 1 2 17 PROTESTS AND APPEALS 1 2 18 SANCTIONS 1 2 19 PRESS CONFERENCES, MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES, DRIVERS PARADE AND NATIONAL ANTHEM 1 2 20 MEETINGS 1 3 21 GENERAL CAR AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS 1 4 22 GENERAL SAFETY 1 8 23 SPARE CARS, ENGINES AND GEARBOXES 1 9 24 SUPPLY OF TYRES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND TYRE LIMITATION DURING THE EVENT 21 25 SCRUTINEERING 2 5 26 CHANGES OF DRIVER 2 6 27 DRIVING 2 7 Art CONTENTS Page(s) 28 PIT ENTRY, PIT LANE AND PIT EXIT 2 7 29 WEIGHING 2 9 30 REFUELLING 2 9 31 PRACTICE SESSIONS 30 32 FREE PRACTICE 31 33 QUALIFYING PRACTICE 31 34 PRE – RACE PARC FERMÉ 31 35 THE GRID 34 36 STARTING PROCEDURE 35 37 THE RACE 40 38 INCIDENTS DURING THE RACE 40 39 SAFETY CAR 41 40 VIRTUAL SAFETY CAR 4 4 41 SUSPENDING A RACE 45 42 RESUMING A RACE 46 43 FINISH 4 8 44 POST RACE PARC FERMÉ 4 8 45 CLASSIFICATION 4 8 46 PODIUM CEREMONY AND POST EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE 4 8 APPENDIX 1: INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE FIA 90 DAYS BEFORE AN EVENT 50 APPENDIX 2: ENTRY FORM 52 APPENDIX 3: PODIUM CEREMONY 55 APPENDIX 4: POWER UNIT HOMOLOGATION 5 9 APPENDIX 5: REGULATIONS OF THE DRIVER CONTRACT RECOGNITION BOARD 62 APPENDIX 6: VOID 63 APPENDIX 7: ENTRY FEES 64 APPENDIX 8: AERODYNAMIC TESTING RESTRICTIONS 65 APPENDIX 9: SUPPLY OF POWER UNITS 75 APPENDIX 9A: PU SUPPLY PERIMETER 81 APPENDIX 10: PU TEST BENCH RESTRICTIONS 83 Note : All previously approved changes displayed in black text and approved deletions removed. New deletions displayed in black strikethrough. New inclusions displayed thus The FIA will organise the FIA Formula One World Championship (the Championship) which is the property of the FIA and comprises two titles of World Champion, one for drivers and one for constructors. It consists of the Formula One Grand Prix races which are included in the Formula One calendar and in respect of which the ASNs and organisers have signed organisation agreements with the FIA . All the participating parties (FIA, ASNs, organisers, C ompetitors and circuits) undertake to apply as well as observe the rules governing the Championship and must hold FIA Super Licences which are issued to drivers, C ompetitors, officials, organisers and circuits.
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 2 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 1) REGULATIONS 1.1 The final text of these S porting Regulations shall be the English version which will be used should any dispute arise as to their interpretation. Headings in this document are for ease of reference only and do not form part of these Sporting Regulations. 1.2 These Sporting Regulat ions apply to the whole calendar year referred to in the title, and to the by the FIA for safety reasons may come into effect without notice or delay. 2) GENERAL UNDERTAKING 2.1 All drivers, C ompetitors and officials participating in the Championship undertake, on behalf of themselves, their employees, agents and suppliers, to observe all the provisions as supplemented or amended of the International Sporti ng Code (the Code), the Formula One Technical Regulations (Technical Regulations) , the Formula One Financial Regulations (Financial Regulations) 2.2 The Championship and each o f its Events is governed by the FIA in accordance with the Regulations. Event means any event entered into the FIA Formula One Championship Calendar for any year commencing 24 hours before P1 is scheduled to take place and ending at the time for the lodgin g of a protest under the terms of the Code or the time when a technical or sporting certification has been carried out under the terms of the Code, whichever is the later. 2.3 Any special national regulations must be submitted to the FIA with the original application for inclusion of an Event on the international calendar. Only with the approval of the FIA can such special regulations come into force for an Event. 3) GENERAL CONDITIONS 3.1 It is the C ompetitor’s responsibility to ensure that all p ersons concerned by his entry observe all the requirements of the Regulations. If a C ompetitor is unable to be present in person at the Event , he must nominate his representative in writing. The person having charge of an entered car during any part of an Event is responsible jointly and severally with the C ompetitor for ensuring that the requirements are observed. 3.2 Competitors must ensure that their cars comply with the conditions of eligibility and safety throughout practice and the race. 3.3 The presentation of a car for initial scrutineering (see Article 25.1 below) will be deemed an implicit statement of conformity. 3.4 All persons concerned in any way with an entered car or present in any other capacity whatsoever in the paddock, pit lane, or t rack must wear an appropriate pass at all times. 3.5 No pass may be issued or used other than with the agreement of the FIA. A pass may be used only by the person and for the purpose for which it was issued. 4) LICENCES 4.1 All drivers, C ompetitors and officials participating in the Championship must hold a FIA Super Licence. Applications for Super Licences must be made annually to the FIA through the applicant’s ASN. 4.2 With the exception of a reprimand or fine, when a penalty is applied under the International Sporting
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 3 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 Licence. If a driver accrues 12 penalty points his licence will be suspended for the following Event, following which 12 points will be remove d from the licence . will be respectively removed on the 12 – month anniversary of their imposition. 5) CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS 5.1 Events are reserved for Formula One cars as defined in the Technical Regulations. 5. 2 Each Event will have the status of an international restricted competition. 5.3 The distance of all races, from the start signal referred to in Article 36.9 to the end – of – race signal referred to in Article 43.1, shall be equal to the least number of complete laps which exceed a completed, the leader will be shown the end – of – race signal when he crosses the c ontrol line (the Line) at the end of the lap following the lap during which the two (2) hour period ended, provided this does not result in the scheduled number of laps being exceeded. Only under the circumstances below will any exception be made to the above: a) The distance of the race in Monaco shall be equal to the least number of compl ete laps which exceed a distance of 260km. b) Should the race be suspended (see Article 41) the length of the suspension will be added to this period up to a maximum total race time of three (3) four hours. c) If the formation lap is started behind t he s afety car (see Article 36.14 c) ) the number of race laps will be reduced by the number of laps carried out by the safety car minus one. 5. 4 The maximum number of Events in the Championship is 23 , the minimum is 8. 5.5 The final list of Events is published by the FIA before 1 January each year. 5. 6 An Event which is cancelled with less than three written notice to the FIA will not be considered for inclusion in the following year’s Championship unless the FIA judges the cancellation to have been due to force majeure. 5. 7 An Event may be cancelled if fewer than twelve ( 12 ) cars are available for it . 6) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 6.1 The Formula One World Championship driver’s title will be awarded to the driver who has scored the highest number of points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have actually taken place. 6.2 The title of Formula One World Champion Constructor will be awarded to the C ompetitor which has scored the highest number of points, result s from both cars (see Article 8 .6) being taken into account. 6.3 A constructor is the person (including any corpo rate or unincorporated body) which designs the Listed Team Components ( LTCs ) as defined in Article 22.3 of the 2021 Technical Regulations. The make of an engine or chassis is the name attributed to it by its constructor. The obligation to design and use LTCs set out in Article 22.3 of the 2021 Technical Regulations shall not prevent a constructor from outsourcing the design and/or manufacture of any LTC to a third party in accordance with the provisions of Article 22.3 of the 2021 Technical Regulations. No Competitor may use LTCs whose design (including, for the avoidance of doubt , its three – dimensional shape and the evolution history leading to it , any preliminary designs, simulations,
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 4 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 wind tunnel tests, and analysis) is based on reverse – engineering (as defined in Article 23.3 of the Technical Regulations) Competitor during an Event of the 2019 Championship or during the first completed Event of the 2020 Championship will be deemed to have been designed by the Competitor for purposes of this Article irrespective of its origin, and the Competitor may therefo re use this LTC, or develop it subject to the constraints set out in Article 22.3 of the 2021 Technical Regulations. If the make of the chassis is not the same as that of the engine, the title will be awarded to the former which shall always precede the l atter in the name of the car. 6.4 Points for both titles will be awarded at each Event a ccording to the following scale : Position Points 1 st 25 2 nd 18 3 rd 15 4 th 12 5 th 10 6 th 8 7 th 6 8 th 4 9 th 2 10 th 1 In addition to the above, one point will be awarded to the driver who achieved the fastest valid lap time of the race and to the constructor whose car he was driving , provided he was in the top ten positions of the final race classification (see Article 45). No point will be awarded if the fastest valid lap time is achieved by a driver who was classified outside the top ten positions. 6.5 If a race is suspended under Article 41, and c annot be resumed, no points will be awarded if the leader has completed two laps or less, half points will be awarded if the leader has completed more than two laps but less than 75% of the original race distance and full points will be awarded if the lead er has completed 75% or more of the original race distance. If the formation lap is started behind the safety car (see Article 36.14 c) ), the original race distance will be deemed to be the distance calculated in accordance with Article 5.3(c). However, the maximum race time of three (3) four hours (see Article 5.3 b) will commence at the scheduled race start time. 6.6 The drivers finishing first, second and third in the Championship must be present at the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony. 7) DEAD HEAT 7.1 Prizes and points awarded for all the positions of C ompetitors who tie, will be added together and shared equally. 7.2 If two or more constructors or drivers finish the Championship season with the same number of points, the higher place in the Championship (in either case) shall be awarded to: a) T he holder of the greates t number of first places. b) I f the number of fir st places is the same, the holder of the g reatest number of second places.
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 5 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 c) I f the number of second places is the same, the holder of the greatest number of third places and so on until a winner emerges. d) I f this procedure fails to produce a result, the FIA will nominate the winner according to such criteria as it thinks fit. 8) COMPETITORS APPLICATIONS 8 .1 Applications to compete in the Championship may be submitted to the FIA during the period 21 October to 1 November inclusive of the year prior to the year to which the application relates on an entry form as set out in Appendix 2 hereto accompanied by an u ndertaking to pay the entry fee, calculated in accordance with Appendix 7, to the FIA no later than 10 December of the year prior to the year to which the application relates. Applications at other times will only be considered if a place is available and on payment of a late entry fee to be fixed by the FIA. Entry forms will be made available by the FIA who will notify the applicant of the result of the application within thirty days of its receipt. Successful applicants are automatically entered in all Events of the Championship and will be the only C ompetitors at Events. 8 .2 Applications shall include: a) Confirmation that the applicant has read and understood the Regulations and agrees, on its own behalf and on behalf of everyone associated with its participation in the Championship, to observe them. b) The name of the team (which must include the name of the chassis). c) The make of the competing car. d) The make of the engine. e) The names of the drivers. A driver may be nominated subsequent to the application upon payment of a fee fixed by the FIA. f) An undertaking by the applicant to participate in every Event with the number of cars and drivers entered. 8 .3 A C ompetitor may change the make of engine at any time during the Championship. All points scored with an engine of different make to that which was first entered in the Championship may count (and will be aggregated) for the assessment of a commercial benefit, however such points wi ll not count towards (nor be aggregated for) the FIA Formula One Constructors Championship. A major car manufacturer may not directly or indirectly supply engines for more than three Competitors teams of two cars each without the consent of the FIA. For th e purposes of this Article 8 .3, a major car manufacturer is a company whose shares are quoted on a recognised stock exchange or the subsidiary of such a company. 8 .4 With the exception of those whose cars have scored points in the Championship of the previ ous year, applicants must supply information about the size of their company, their financial position and their ability to meet their prescribed obligations. 8 .5 All applications will be studied by the FIA and accepted or rejected at its absolute discreti on. The FIA will publish the list of cars and drivers accepted together with their race numbers on or before 15 December of the year prior to the year to which the applications relate, having first notified unsuccessful app licants as set out in Article 8 .1 . Out – of – time applications will be considered separately.
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 6 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 8 .6 No more than 26 cars will be admitted to the Championship, two being entered by each C ompetitor. 8 .7 If in the opinion of the F1 Commission a C ompetitor fails to operate his team in a manner compatible with the standards of the Championship or in any way brings the Championship into disrepute, the FIA may exclude such C ompetitor from the Championship forthwith. 9 ) CAR LIVERY 9 .1 The provisions o f the Code relating to national colours shall not apply to the Championship. Both cars entered by a C ompetitor must be presented in substantially the same livery at every Event, any significant change to this livery during a Championship season may only be made with the agreement of the F ormula One F 1 Commission. In order that the cars of each team Competitor may be easily distinguished from one another whilst they are on the track, the on – board cameras located above the principal roll structure of the first car must remain as it is supplied to the Competitor team and the second car must be predomina ntly fluorescent yellow. 9 .2 Each car will carry the race number of its driver as published by the FIA at the beginning of the Championship season or the race number that has been allocated to his replacement under Article 2 6 .1 b)( iii). This number must be clearly visible from the front of the car and on the . Prior to the start of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship season race numbers will be permanently allocated to drivers by ballot, such numbers mu st then be used by that driver during every Formula One World Championship Event he takes part in throughout his career in in an Event for two entire consecut ive Championship s seasons . Any new drivers, either at the start of or during a Championship season , will also be allocated a permanent number in the same way. The only exception to this allocation process will be for the reigning World Champion who will have the option to use the number one. The number that was previously allocated to him will be reserved for him in subsequent Championship seasons if he does not retain the title of World Champion. 9 .3 The name or the emblem of the make of the car must appear on the front of the nose of the car and in either case be at least 25mm in its largest dimension. The name of the driver must appear on the external bodywork and be clearly legible. 10) TRACK RUNNING TIME OUTSIDE AN EVENT , WIND TUNNEL TESTING AND P OWER UNIT BENCH TESTING 10.1 Testing of Current Cars (TCC) shall be defined as any track running time, not part of an Event, in which a C ompetitor entered in the Championship participates (or in which a third party participates on behalf of a C ompetitor or a supplier of a homologated power unit), using cars which were designed and built in order to comply with the Formula One Technical Regu lations . No C ompetitor may sell or make available any such car of the current year to any third party without the prior authorisation of the FIA. Each C ompetitor w ill also be permitted to carry out two Promotional Events (PE) with the above cars which will not be considered TCC. A PE shall be defined as an event in which a C ompetitor
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 8 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 e ) The purpose of the test. 10.3 Testing of Historic Cars (THC) shall be defined as any track running time, not part of an Event, in which a C ompetitor entered in the Championship participates (or in which a third party participates on behalf of a C ompetitor), using cars which were design ed and built in order to comply with the Formula One Technical Regulations in force during the years preceding those referred to in 10.2 above. THC may only be carried out with cars built to the specification of the period and only tyres manufactured spec ifically for this purpose, or tyres of the period, may be used. 10.4 Competitors may only participate in TCC, TPC or PE using cars which: a) Have been subjected to, and fulfilled the requirements of the static and dynamic tests described in Articles 16, 17 and 18 of the F1 Technical Regulations of the relevant year. b) Comply with the requirements of Articles 13 and 14 of the F1 Technical Regu lations of the relevant year (with the exception of Articles 13.1.1, 13.3.1 and 13.3.2 for the sole purpose of test sensor installations). Any car used for TCC, TPC or PE must be fitted with the secondary side intrusion panels described in Article 15 of t he F1 Technical Regulations and the Appendix to the Technical and Sporting Regulations of the relevant year. 10.5 TCC may only take place on tracks currently approved for use by Formula One 1 cars and located in Europe (unless agreed by the majority of the C ompetitors and the FIA), may never occur whilst a Championship Event is taking place and shall be limited to: a) One test, open to all C ied out between 1 February and ten days before the start of the first Event of the Championship. Each C ompetitor may only use one car on each day. During these tests, and between 09:00 and 18:00 of each day, the provisions of Article 21.4 will apply, with the following additional exceptions, when covers may be used: i) Anytime the floor of a car being used for testing is not fitted. ii) During the recovery and repair of a car damaged during track running. b) One test of three carried out on the circuit at which the last Event of the Championship was held, such test commencing no less than 36 hours after the end of the Event. Each C ompetitor may only use one car on each day. Only cars that raced in the 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 Championships, appropriately modified, may be used for this test. In the event that a Competitor is unable to provide a car that is compatible with the tyres that will be used in the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, they will no t be allowed to participate in this test. Furthermore, with the exception of tyres, wheel rims and wheel rim covers, no car or subcomponent that is intended to provide technical information for the 2022 Technical Regulations will be permitted. i) At least one day of this test must be completed by drivers who have participated in at least one race during the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship, and must be for the sole purpose of providing Competitors with the chance to test the tyre specifications to be used the following Championship season .
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 9 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 ii) At least one day of this test must be for the sole purpose of providing Young Drivers with the opportunity to test current Formula One 1 c ars. Drivers eligible for this purpose must: Be in possession of an International A Licence Not have competed in more than two F ormula 1 World Championship races during their career c) 25 car – days of testing for the sole purpose of providing the appointed tyre supplier with the chance to test improvements to the design of their tyres, carried out between 1 February 2021 and one week following the end of the last Event of the Championship , organised by the FIA in consultation with all C ompetitors and the appointed tyre supplier. Only cars that raced in the 2018, 2019 or 2020 Championships, appropriately modified, may be used for any such tests that get carried out before the first Event o f the 2021 Championship. Furthermore, with the exception of tyres, wheel rims and wheel rim covers, no car or subcomponent that is intended to provide technical information for the 2022 Technical Regulations will be permitted. Any such testing scheduled at a circuit hosting an Event of the Championship may only be carried out after that Event has taken place. d ) One day, carried out between the start of a ten (10) day period which precedes the start of the second Event and the last Event of the Championshi p, in case a C ompetitor declares that one of its current race drivers is to be substituted by a driver who has not participated in a F ormula 1 World Championship race in the two previous calendar years. The following must be observed: i ) Any such day may only be carried out by the new driver and may not take place on a circuit hosting a race in the current Championship year. ii ) Any such day m ay only take place within a period 14 days prior to the substitution and 14 days after the substitution has taken place. iii ) If a C does not then enter an Event with the new driv er, the C ompetitor will be penalised by a reduction of one day from the pre – season TCC days available in the following year. iv ) Only one car may be used. With the exception of any test being carried out at night, in which case a new test schedule lasting no more than nine hours will be arranged, running may only take place between 9:00 and 18:00. 10.6 TPC may only take place on tracks currently holding an FIA Grade 1 or 1T circuit licence. 10. 7 During all TCC and TPC cars must be fitted with the FIA ECU required by Article 8.2 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations. 10 . 8 During all Formula One TCC: a) Red flag and end – of – session procedures must be respected. b) The fuel handling procedures set out in Article 30.4 must be respected. c) No other type of vehicle is permitted on the track.
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 10 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 d) Cars being driven by drivers who do not qualify for a Super Licence must be fitted with a green main rear light which must be illuminated at all times the car is on the track. e) Every reasonable effort should be made to ensure that the recommendations concerning emergency services detailed in Supplement 1 of Appendix H to the Code are followed. 10 . 9 If, after an incident during TCC and /or TPC, the Medical Warning Light signals that threshold forces have been exceeded the driver must present himself for examination in the circuit medical centre without delay. 10. 1 0 Competitors must abide by the aerodynamic testing restrictions set out in Appendix 8. 10.1 1 PU manufacturers must abide by the Power Unit testing restrictions set out in Appendix 10. 11 ) PROMOTER 11 .1 An application to promote an Event must be made to the ASN of the country in which the Event is to take place, which will apply to the FIA. It must be accompanied by written evidence that the promoter has made arrangements to secure the participation of C o mpetitors, which arrangements are conditional only upon the FIA entering the Event on the Championship calendar. 12 ) ORGANISATION OF EVENTS 12 .1 An organiser is a body nominated by the ASN and appointed by the FIA. Upon deciding to grant an application to hold an Event, the FIA will invite the relevant ASN to organise it or to nominate an organiser. If the ASN is not in a position to do so, the FIA may itself appoint an organiser. The organiser must be a club or body acceptable to the FIA and must enter in to an organisation agreement with the FIA when it applies to organise the Event. 13 ) INSURANCE 1 3 .1 The promoter of an Event must procure that all C ompetitors, their personnel and drivers are covered by third party insurance in accordance with the FIA requirements. 1 3 .2 Ninety days before the Event, the promoter must send the FIA details of the risks covered by the insurance policy which must comply with the national laws in force as well as the FIA requirements. Sight of the policy must be available to the C ompetitors on demand. 1 3 .3 Third party insurance arranged by the promoter shall be in addition and without prejudice to any personal insurance policy held by a C ompetitor or any other participant in the Event. 1 3 .4 Drivers taking part in the Event are not third parties with respect to one another. 14 ) FIA DELEGATES 1 4 .1 For each Event the FIA will no minate the following delegates: a) Safety D elegate. b) Medical D elegate. c) Technical D elegate. d) Media D elegate. A nd may nominate: e) A representati ve of the President of the FIA. f) A Deputy Race Director. g ) A Deputy Medical Delegate
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2021 F ormula 1 Sporting Regulations 11 /8 9 16 December 2020 Issue 5 h) An O bserver. i ) A safety car driver. j ) A medical car driver. 1 4 .2 The role of the FIA delegates is to help the officials of the Event in their duties, to see within their fields of competence that all the regulations governing the Championship are respected, to make any comments they judge necessary and to draw up any necessary reports concerning the Event. 14.3 The T echnical D elegate nominated by the FIA is responsible for scrutinee ring . In this respect he may carry out, or have carried out by scrutineers, at his discretion, any checks to verify the compliance of the cars entered in the event, at any time until the end of the event, without prior request from the stewards or clerk of the course. The FIA T echnical D elegate has full authority over the national scrutineers. 15 ) OFFICIALS 1 5 .1 From among holders of an FIA Super Licence the following officials will be nominated by the FIA: a) Three stewards o ne of whom will be appointed chairman. b) A R ace D irector. c) A P ermanent S tarter. 1 5 .2 From among holders of an FIA Super Licence the following officials will be nominated by the ASN and their names sent to the FIA at the same time as the ap plication to organise the Event : a) One steward from among the ASNs nationals. b) The clerk of the course. 1 5 .3 The clerk of the course shall work in permanent consultation with the R ace D irector. The R ace D irector shall have overriding authority in the following matters and the clerk of the course may give orders in respect of them only with his express agreement: a) T he control of practice and the race, adherence to the timetable and, if he deems it necessary, the making of any proposal to the stewards to modify the timetable i n accordance with th e Code or Sporting Regulations. b) T he stopping of any car in accordance with the Code or Sp orting Regulations. c) T he stopping of practice or suspension of the race in accordance with the Sporting Regulations if he deems it unsafe to continue and ensuring that the correct re start procedure is carried out. d) The starting procedure. e) T he use of the safety car. 15.4 The stewards, the R ace D irector, the clerk of the course and the T echnical D elegate must be present at the st art of the Event. 1 5 .5 The R ace D irector must be in radio contact with the clerk of the course and the chairman of the stewards at all times when cars are permitted to run on the track. Additionally, the clerk of the course must be in race control and in radio contact with all marshal’s posts during these times. 15 .6 The stewards may use any video or electronic means to assist them in reaching a decision. The stewards may overrule judges of fact.
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