Radical overhaul to give F1 winner 25 points from next year
11 December 2009

The points system for Formula One will be overhauled next season.

Under the new system, the top ten finishers will score on a 25-20-15-10-8-6-5-3-2-1 basis.

The plans were ratified by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council today (Friday).

The move is designed to give more reward to winning drivers, as well as award points further down the grid, with the field expanding to 26 cars next season.

Other proposals being discussed to improve F1 for fans include a group launch event in Valencia, when all the teams will present their new cars and drivers, and improved use of the internet and social media for promoting the sport.

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11 December 2009

How about introducing a wooden spoon for last place as well ???

11 December 2009

Come back to the 60's.
When you can speak with the drivers, the managers.
NO spin doctors, NO pit stops, NO radio!

12 December 2009

I think they've missed a trick with not awarding a few points for qualifying, might encourage the smaller teams to run a super light car and mix the grid up thus leading to more overtaking in the race so on and so forth.

Qualifying position should be determined by combining times of both Friday and Saturday.

12 December 2009

Yeah i think that could have added something

whilst there at it how about getting it broadcast on HD !!!

12 December 2009

So how many results would that have changed over the years.

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