FIA President Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone are to be given fresh powers to govern the future direction of Formula 1 following a mandate approval handed down by the World Motor Sport Council
Following a meeting of the WMSC, a 'near unanimous number (one vote against)' agreed to mandate Todt and Ecclestone the opportunity to 'make recommendations and decisions regarding a number of pressing issues in Formula One'.
These matters are categorised as 'governance, Power Units and cost reduction', with Todt and Ecclestone now able to express their intention to establish conclusions on these matters by 31 January, 2016.
It comes after repeated criticism of the sport's governance in 2015, namely the Strategy Group which many teams feel doesn't serve its purpose as rivals struggle to agree on matters due to inevitable vested interests.
With these fresh powers, Todt and Ecclestone could be given the final say on matters in the interests of the sport.
In addition to this, the WMSC has officially confirmed Pirelli will make three compounds available to teams for F1 events, with teams now able to pick which type of rubber they want for 10 of their 13 sets available over a weekend.
Furthermore, DRS will be immediately enabled as soon as a Virtual Safety Car period is deactivated, and the VSC will be available for use in practice sessions in an effort to prevent time consuming red flag periods.