Briton Tony Scott-Andrews has been appointed as the new permanent Chief Steward for the FIA. Previously, four individual stewards appointed by the FIA used a rotation system to determine who would oversee each race on the calendar.
The new appointment will see Scott-Andrews presiding over every race this season. The move is an effort from the FIA to gain consistency and a clearer view of the rules for all involved over the race weekends.
Scott-Andrews spoke of his new postion, “Under the previous system, all four permanent stewards were aware of each other’s decisions. Having the same steward at each race, there is an even greater chance of consistency and, of course, that steward would have a greater awareness of the global scene in which he operates.”