Robert Kubica is embarking on a new career in rallying after his Formula One hopes crumbled when he suffered life-threatening injuries in an accident in the Ronde di Andora Rally three years ago.
Jean Todt has been president of the FIA since October, 2009, following a career in motor sport management with Peugeot in world rallying and later, from 1992, with further huge success at Ferrari from 1993 in the Michael Schumacher era.
Races in South Korea, Mexico and New Jersey had been included in a bloated 22-race programme for the 2014 season but the FIA has decided to keep the current programme of 19 races.
Nico Hulkenberg returned to Sahara Force India with a multi-year deal on December 2. The 26-year-old was a test driver for Force India in 2011 and joined Sauber in 2012.
The 26-year-old, who has agreed a multi-year deal, previously joined Force India as a test driver in 2011 and finished 11th in the team's colours in 2012 before joining Sauber.
Maldonado has spent three seasons with Williams, winning the Spanish Grand Prix in 2012, but only notched up one point this season with his 10th place in Hungary.
The system is being tried at the season finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) which concludes with a six hour race Saturday. Once completed in February, the project would have installed 495 poles and laid 500 km of cables.
Ross Brawn is one of the longest-serving figures in modern Formula One but it remains unclear whether he will retire from the sport or join another stable such as Ferrari in 2014 or McLaren-Honda in 2015.
The moody Venezuelan, who is leaving Williams, admitted that he was in advanced talks with Lotus and Sauber.
On an emotional day in the Interlagos paddock, the local hero was just one of many drivers saying goodbye to his team or the sport while others ended the season not knowing where they may be next year.
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