F1 » Is revised points scheme 'illegal'?

Claims surface that suggest new-for-2010 scoring system was adopted against the conventions of Concorde Agreement

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James Jones - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 11:39 AM

In general, i feel a points system such as this is fine. But I really do not think it belongs in F1. My reason is simply this...how many times do we here drivers points history mentioned as to measure them in history by race commentators etc? Quite a lot.. This points system will mess that all up because it hasn't really changed for 50 years or so when it comes to 9 or 10 points for a win. 25 points would turn it upside down. 10 years from now a mediocre driver could have notched up 1000 points. If you look back at recent true greats that has only happened once. The significance would deteriorate and things like this do matter. :rolleyes:

Stephen Smith - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 11:40 AM

Fingers crossed this means the stupid new system gets the elbow and we keep the almost perfect system that was already in place.
And, just for the record, positions outside of the points do count for something, in terms of prize money and championship position - they just count for a lot less than the points positions, which is exactly how it should be.

decko - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 11:56 AM

I have never been an advocate of how many points one has scored in their career, never heard about it until the Scumacher won more. the only statistics of relevance is 25 wins from 74 races, spaning a career of 7 1/2 years and all in the same car.

274 points doesn't show the genius, that the Scumacher will never beat

Martin - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 12:08 PM

Just about every other championship gives points to at least half its entries, so why shouldn't Formula One? Historical comparisons aren't a big issue, it's reasonably easy to recacluate results to get an accurate comparison. The more drivers score points, the more accurate the lower positions of the championship are - one lucky result has too much significance when only 1/3 or 1/4 of drivers score points. The anomoly of 7th/8th needs sorting, and the equal gaps at the top aren't ideal, but I think this is an improvement overall. Besides, only USF1 are realistically in danger of not turning up.

andrew mac

December 18, 2009 12:36 PM

There was nothing wrong with the points for the top 6 only. This joke system will reward crap teams for having crap cars that do not deserve to win points which are a reward for good work, not crapness.

Ahriman - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 2:19 PM

Just a small observation: wouldn't it be better if they awarded the points as in MotoGP? The first would still get 25 points then the decrease will be progressive... giving the fact that in Formula1 are more competitors than in a MotoGP race, the system could be adopted.
On the other hand... there were times when there were more drivers on the field than now... and the points system was 10-6-4-3-2-1... how about that small amount of points available to get the drivers really FIGHT for them?

DampMongoose - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 3:13 PM

10 for a win 6,4,3,2,1 - Point for Pole, Point for Fastest Lap, 3 Dropped Results so best 15/18 or whatever which keeps championship interesting to the end of the year (usually) and prize money for all finishers in a sliding scale from 1st to last...

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