FIA president Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone have been given the power to make recommendations and decisions on key issues within the sport, without the need to go through the F1 Strategy Group.
The sport is under increasing pressure to implement change, but the way in which decisions are made – with unanimous support often required – it makes putting said change into practice very difficult.
Therefore the World Motor Sport Council has granted Todt and Ecclestone power to implement change if necessary.
“The World Motor Sport Council approved, by a near unanimous number (just one vote against), a mandate for the FIA President, Jean Todt and the Representative of the Commercial Rights Holder, Bernie Ecclestone to make recommendations and decisions regarding a number of pressing issues in Formula One.”
Those key issues include governance, power units and cost reduction.
The WMSC added that Todt and Ecclestone would present their “conclusions” by January 31, 2016.