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F1 commission approves a change to the regulations regarding tyres for the 2010 season, while new points system is also confirmed

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Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 10:53 AM

The FIA and teams must be boneheads. I'm no engineer but I can do basic maths, and the new points system only gives a greater advantage for winning versus second and fourth! Third and fifth are exactly the same, whilst for sixth downwards, the advantage is actually LESS!!!!!! Don't be confused by the higher numbers, it's the RATIO that counts - multiply the old system points by ten, and the new system points by four, to get a common scale, and you'll see.

Cubikrube - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 10:53 AM

I honestly thought this tyre thing was a joke and now i see it's true! Whatever happened to fastest car/driver wins? This seems like change for change sake rather than actually being a good idea.
And 7 points gap between 1st and 2nd seems rather large to me, what was wrong with just sticking to the MotoGP points scoring if you were going to change it.
It's almost like Bernie got his gold medals despite last year showing what a mess of an idea it was.
I'm surprised to say the least, time will tell if it will make for better racing, at this moment i find it hard to believe that it will

Martin - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:20 AM

We're still going to have the sitaution where cars starting 11th on an optimum strategy are ahead of anybody who tries for a quick qualifying run but doesn't succeed - and due to the points going down to 10th, that is more likely to affect the results. The points system is better than the original proposal, but the gaps immediately below 2nd place are too small. Why not 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1?

Alan D - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:23 AM

The tyre rule change seems yet another Mickey Mouse idea at making it unpredictable and giving the TV commentators something to prattle on about. Will it make any tangible difference? I guess Q3 drivers will make sure they change tyres as late as possible and do no more than one flying lap on their last set, or none at all if they are sure they've got a good time, so if the Ferraris, for example, are three tenths faster than anyone else, they'll be on the front row and have pristine tyres. But what if the pole sitter gets a puncture on his final in lap? Does he then have to start from the pit lane on race day?

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:26 AM

Just working these new points rules back through time.

2009, same WDC, championship wrapped up by Singapore, therefore three dead rubber GP's

2008, same WDC, Hamilton would have won WDC even without speed-bribing Glock, and wouyld still have been champion with less wins that Massa

high on fumes - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:43 AM

The points systems looks too spread out for only 10 point scoring positions. The seven point gap from first to second is going to create a massive points advantage if a driver scores a string of wins early in the season or over the season, making it very difficult to overhaul for his nearest rivals.
Surely there are enough cars on the grid now to award points back a few more rows, like to 15th or 16th.
Something like 20-15-11-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 would be better for 10 places.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:44 AM

2007 Season. Same WDC, and in the last race FA would not have won WDC even if he'd finished second, and LH would have needed to finish four places higher, not one. So less last-round excitement. Not working as a radical new idea is it?

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:47 AM

@Fumes, sorry pal, just like FIA and the teams, you are missing the point (no pun intended), it is the RATIO of points that matters, the absolute numbers are irrelevant. First place could be 25000 for all it matters, if second is 18000 the RATIO is the same.

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