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Radical overhaul to give F1 winner 25 points from next year

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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Walking 12 December 2009

Re: F1 gets new points system

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

Allanp 12 December 2009

Re: F1 gets new points system

Yeah i think that could have added something

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

MyOldFruit 12 December 2009

Re: F1 gets new points system

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.