F1 » Podium points incentive planned for 2010.

The grand prix world championship could be set for a shake-up after the F1 Commission proposed a new-look scoring scheme for 2010 and beyond, rewarding the top ten finishers and dramtically increasing the points on offer for a podium finish.

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Iceman NZ - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 7:31 AM

:)Ive been hoping that they will change in the points system 2 include more drivers 4 some time now, but im not 2 sure about the big point differences between the podium places. Something like this would be better 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,

19Krpm - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 8:13 AM

Every driver/car crossing the finish line should receive points because it would be like an incentive for all teams to excel in the reliability of the engines and car in general and for effort by the drivers who manage to take them across the finish line, for their show, the competition and the spectacle provided to fans. If all drivers received points they would feel even more motivated with the expectation of scoring more points with every race, even if they are not top contenders for the title. It would make the competition tighter and new battles would arise, competing for the midfield positions or even avoiding being the last driver in points.

tom - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 8:34 AM

They could easily fix the anomaly by awarding the points 25, 20, 15, 12 ,9, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1

though they should probably increase the number of points to the winner so that overrated Hammy isn't tempted to poodle around in 5th to win the championship.

George Zaidan

December 11, 2009 8:39 AM

F1 Commission are a bunch of idiots. When MS was winning all those races they thought it was not fair then and they reduced the points between 1st and second now they want to increase the point spread? It all boils down to a bunch desk jockeys with too much time on their hands how else would you explain the tyre rules the engine rules the practice rules the fuel rules and all the other stupid rules?

Mr. GQ - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 8:57 AM

This points change thing is stupid. It shopuld stay as it is with 10 for the winner 8 for 2nd and 6-5-4-3-2-1 for everybody else.

MAYBE there should be 1 point for pole and 1 point for fastest lap and perhaps 1 point for most laps led but that should be it

Martin - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 9:30 AM

Ten points-scorers out of 26 would probably be about right, it would give the new teams something to realistically race for. I can't help thinking the gaps at the top are a bit too steep though - how about 20-15-11-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 instead? Simply changing the existing format to something like 15-11-8-6-4-3-2-1 would also be a positive change. Either of those have more of a balance between encouraging the big teams to push and offering incentives to the smaller teams. When only 6 drivers scored, the points below about 7th were far too dominated by teams who had one fluky result.

Monty - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 9:36 AM

The old 10-6-4-3-2-1 system was the best, just enough of a points difference for 2nd place to actually push for 1st!

There has been way too many points changes of late! F1 should concentrate on other issues rather than keep on changing the points system, it gets far too confusing trying to keep up with it all! :rolleyes:

Besides this is going to screw up the record books.... it means someone like schumacher that spent 15 years getting the amount of points he got, that will be equaled within 3/4 years!....

Esteban - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 9:39 AM

**s. Utter *****s. I don't think they'll ever be content until they totally screw up this sport - 2010 was looking like a promising season until this.

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