#F1 FIA: 2013 Regulation Change – Article 27.6
It was understood in the past, that teams were allowed 47 operational staff members at the track on any given race weekend. It was also understood that between them, the teams agreed to allow more.
With this knowledge, the FIA has ammended the rules for 2013, in particular, Article 27.6 of the sporting regulations, to allow 60 staff to the circuit.
Found on page 18 of 46 on the Formula One Sporting Regulations Manual, Article 27.6 reads as follows:
No competitor may have more than 60 operational staff at an Event with access to the Reserved Areas from the start of initial scrutineering until two hours after the start of the race. However, during the period starting 45 minutes before the start of the first formation lap until 15 minutes after the start of the race the number of operational staff is unlimited. For the avoidance of doubt staff whose duties are solely connected with hospitality, team motorhomes, sponsors, marketing, public relations, security or driving trucks to or from the Event are not considered operational staff. Similarly, one medical doctor, any reserve driver or team President, Chairman or Managing Director will not be included in the above figure.In addition, each Competitor will be allowed ten single race staff for the Championship season that will not be counted within the operational staff limit.A list of all operational, exempt and single race staff must be submitted to the FIA prior to each Event.
Therefore, effectively, nothing changes. The agreement between the teams has just been made official.
Author: Ernie Black