2009 Concorde Agreement signed 03 Aug 2009
Following approval by the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC), late on Friday night FIA President Max Mosley signed the 2009 Concorde Agreement, heralding a renewed period of stability for the FIA Formula One World Championship.
The Concorde Agreement - a contract between the FIA, Formula One racings commercial rights-holder and the participating teams - sets out the basis on which the teams participate in the championship and share in its commercial success.
The WMSC has also approved a slightly revised set of stable sporting and technical regulations (to apply from the 2010 Championship onwards), which have been agreed by the FIA and the teams and which will be published shortly.
The new Concorde Agreement, which runs until 31 December 2012, provides for a continuation of the procedures in the 1998 Concorde Agreement, with decisions taken by working groups and commissions, upon which all teams have voting rights, before going to the WMSC for ratification.
In addition, as agreed in Paris on 24 June 2009, the teams have entered into a resource restriction agreement, which aims to return expenditure to the levels that prevailed in the early 1990s.