Winning driver may get seven more points than second-placed man
26 January 2010

Formula One may be on the brink of overhauling its points system again.

Just over a one month after the old 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system was replaced with a MotoGP-type format of 25-20-15-10-8-6-5-3-2-1 points, plans are underway to give even greater reward for winning a race.

At the Sporting Working Group think-tank meeting in London last week, teams approved a further overhaul to reward more for race wins.

Rather than there being a five points different between first and second, teams agreed to expand that difference to seven points - with further tweaks to the points taking place lower down the order.

The new points structure being proposed is: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.

The matter still needs to be approved by next month's meeting of the Formula One Commission before the FIA World Motor Sport Council can put it into the 2010 regulations.

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26 January 2010


If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

26 January 2010

I suppose the only people who'll care are the poor deluded fools who think F1 is still a 'sport'.

26 January 2010

I'm one of those fools, and i love it!

26 January 2010

I think it is an improvement on the version they came up with a few weeks ago - it cascades more evenly down the positions and creates a much-needed widening between the points for a win and 2nd place.

With new teams, a completely shaken up driver market and no refuelling (i.e. more races decided on the track rather than pit strategy), 2010 is looking very exciting!

26 January 2010

The new points system is a shame

if this latest one is adopted then we wont see much racing for 2nd place

not only this but it means that the current crop on new drivers will over shadow overall career points tallys of some of the greats very very easily in fact too easily

keep it as it was and award medals for 1st 2nd 3rd

26 January 2010

Just more pointless tinkering.

Would it not be a good idea to focus on improving the racing instead? After all, F1 has had virtually no real racing for years, other than the pit crews racing to do their job quicker, and the strategists racing to create/modify their strategy the quicker.

For the last decade or so, the decisive moments of the F1 calendar could've all been held in my local Kwik-Fit.

Incredible as it may sound, I'd like F1 safety to be reduced. Once fear becomes a factor, success will become a function of talent and courage, the way that it always has been, and the way that it should be.

More points won't make better racing.

26 January 2010

I think I'm going to pretend that there actually is no competition in F1 and pretend that it is just theatre. That way I'll enjoy it more.

26 January 2010

[quote Phillip McCavitie]I suppose the only people who'll care are the poor deluded fools who think F1 is still a 'sport'.[/quote]

Go 'home' now, you. You 'go' home now. You go, and when 'you' get home or 'home', you watch 'football', and your Vinnie 'Jones'.

You go 'now', and you leave this place to 'people' and 'men' (just like me) who use this space to discuss the most important 'thing' what the Universe or God or whomever you want has ever done (or let occur naturally, depending on your beliefs).

I, personally, am a great believer in the godliness of Michael Schumacher; second only to someone like - shall we say? - William Hague or someone equal like Anne Widdecombe. Actually, maybe He's just a little bit better than Michael Portillo or Anne Widdecombe in pure F1 terms.

I'd like to veer off (pardon my French) and have that discussed here with like-minded people without Vinnie Jonesie's supporters cluttering it all up with their viltupuratrive bile!

Yes, you heard me!

26 January 2010

I'd give him 1 point for that. 10th place.

Do we think he meant 'vituperative'? Kids today. Sheesh.

26 January 2010

Whatever way they do it Jenson would still have won.

If only half as much time was spent on discussing how to allow faster cars and drivers to overtake slower ones.

I'm no engineer, but six inches off each side of both wings just might be a starting point.


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