- The FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC)
After a spectacular season opening race in Melbourne, it was extremely annoying to hear that soon after the result ceremony, Jarno Trulli had been given a 25 second penalty, relegating him to 12th.
The situation of the final result changing after the awards ceremony is becoming far too commonplace in Formula 1 and is ruining the spectator’s enjoyment of the podium celebrations.
The FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) and Formula 1 Administration should first and foremost consider rule changes that benefit the spectacle of the sport therefore the following rule change should be considered.
“After the podium celebrations, the result of the race cannot be altered unless there has been gross misconduct by one of the teams (i.e. the car has been found to be illegal).”
This will ensure that the TV and trackside spectators are guaranteed that the result that they witness is the final result.
“If after the awards ceremony is complete, it was ruled that a driver was involved in a misdemeanour or a rule infringement then the penalty options are; a fine to the driver/team or a grid-place penalty in the following race.”
We, the undersigned, want the FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) to implement a Formula 1 rule change that will guarantee the race result witnessed by the TV and track-side spectator cannot be changed after the point where podium celebrations have taken place.
The Stop changing F1 results after podium celebrations petition to The FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) was written by Ron Muir and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.