The GP of Monaco was the venue chosen by Jean Todt, President of the FIA, to bring together the main responsible for some of the categories that compete under the umbrella direct from the FIA. At the meeting were present Ross Brawn, Director of the Formula 1, Gerard Neveu, Director General of the WEC and Alejandro Agag, CEO and leader of the Formula E. The main objective of this assembly is to get the three competitions will work in common to to avoid future clashes between the calendars of each of the championships or, in its defect, to improve the ‘alignment’ of their schedules.
In recent years, the calendar of the Formula 1, the WEC and Formula E have had some matches very ‘talked about’. The coincidence of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the European GP Formula 1 test was held in Baku, has been the most played, since it prevented the riders of the premier class-and also of the GP2 – could compete in The Sarthe. WEC and Formula E, despite having an agreement to try to avoid clashes between their calendars, this season also live the confrontation between the 6 Hours of Nürburgring and the ePrix of New York, a real problem for the large number of riders who compete regularly in both series.
The meeting between the developers left some positive conclusions, a task can also be facilitated if the WEC reduces their calendar on a date and changes the format of their careers by testing with different length. Be that as it may, Jean Todt was satisfied with the conclusions reached: “This meeting has served to start a new process for harmonize even more our calendars for the benefit of all fans of motor sports. I hope to continue with this effort, as we define the calendars and so as to ensure that the fans have every opportunity to enjoy all the championships“.