FIA confirms new points system in 2010

Trulli would move up to seventh in 2009 using the new 2010 F1 points

Trulli would move up to seventh in 2009 using the new 2010 F1 points

The new points system which was surprisingly proposed by the F1 Commssion yesterday will be used in F1 in 2010. A statement from the FIA read:

Due to the expanded grid of 13 teams, and further to the recommendation of the F1 Commission, a new points system will be in place for the 2010 season.

As discussed yesterday, the new system extends the points down to tenth place without changing the relative value of finishing first, second or third.

Other questionable changes include how the points scale increases unevenly, with a two-point jump from eighth to seventh, but only a one-point gap between seventh and sixth.

It has all the hallmarks of an ill-conceived and hastily-taken decision. If only the FIA had taken time to read the lukewarm response the proposal received here yesterday, with less than one-third of fans calling it an improvement:

Read more: Race winners could get 25 points in 2010

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84 comments on FIA confirms new points system in 2010

  1. How about
    10, 6, 4, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5, 1, 0.5 ?

    - It maintains 10 points for a win for history’s sake
    - Big gap between 1st and 2nd place to encourage people to go for the win
    - Point awards extended to 9th place

  2. Richard said on 17th January 2010, 19:08

    It will make a big difference if you have a few DNF’s. Therefor finishing will become more important than racing.

  3. Mike-e said on 22nd January 2010, 22:01

    the easiest way to ammend the 7th place thing is just make 7th worth 4 points.

    25(-5) 20(-5) 15(-5) 10(-2) 8(-2) 6(-2) 4(-2) 3(-1) 2(-1) 1.

    seems it would be more fair.

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