FIA signs up to new Concorde with improved financial means

In Jule Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt signed an agreement setting out a framework for the new Concorde Agreement

In July Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt signed an agreement setting out a framework for the new Concorde Agreement

The FIA has finally put pen to paper to conclude a new Concorde Agreement.

In late July at the Hungaroring, Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone sat down with FIA president Jean Todt and shook hands on the new deal through 2020.

But that was only a “framework” for the implementation of the Concorde, a tripartite agreement that binds the teams with the commercial rights holders and the FIA.

It emerged on Friday that a “multi-party Concorde Agreement” is still to be concluded.

The big stumbling block, however – the FIA’s new financial deal – has now been overcome, and the arrangement between the commercial rights holder and the FIA is now in force, the Paris federation announced on Friday.

A statement said that the agreement gives the FIA “significantly improved financial means”. (GMM)

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