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FIA to regulate potential future staff departures for F1 teams

Following another controversy surrounding the exit of one of its officials, the FIA is working on an internal regulation which should govern the departure of staff members for F1 teams in the future. FIA official and deputy race director Laurent Mekies will be leaving the governing body to join Ferrari in September. The move comes after FIA technical director Marcin Budkowski was recruited by Renault last year, a decision which at the time caused an outcry among the teams given the official's special knowledge of many outfits' proprietary information or technology. At F1's most recent Strategy Group meeting, teams agreed to enforce a 12-month gardening leave on any FIA member joining an F1...
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