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  1. jknight

    jknight F1 Veteran

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    here's the new updates:

    F1 agrees new points-system that favours winners
    Tuesday 2nd February 2010

    Formula One will have a new points-system this season, granting a great reward to race winners, while the FIA has already ruled that as of next season the double-decker diffuser will be illegal.

    The Formula One Commission met on Monday to discuss various aspects that would have an impact on this year's Championship, one of which is the points allocations.

    It was decided that 'in order to further encourage the 'race to win', an adjustment to the points system' would be made.

    Race winners will now receive 25 points with runners-up bagging just 18. Further points will be handed out in a descending order of 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.

    Teams have also had the number of dry weather tyres allocated reduced from 14 to 11, while 'cars having participated in Q3 must start the race on the same set of tyres with which their grid time was set.'

    As for the double-decker diffuser, the device raised a great deal of controversy last season when it was first introduced, resulting in protests from the teams who missed the mark.

    And although there is already some debate over whether teams will protest one anothers diffuser this season, there won't be next year as the Commission agreed to 'exclude' the 'double' decker.
     
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  3. kraftwerk

    kraftwerk Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Well with a 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.

    Last year with BrawnGP the rest were playing catch up, so IMO this would make it even harder to catch a runaway success.

    I suppose it remains to be seen whether it's a good idea or not.
     
  4. DF1

    DF1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Points good news I suppose.
    Tires, ridiculous and worthless.

    Hopefully passing will be easier and a driver can 'go' for a win and more points. The aero tells me probably not.
     
  5. jonnypops

    jonnypops Formula Junior

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    would be interesting to see what results would have submerged if this points system had been in place for the past decade
     
  6. Modena360-66

    Modena360-66 Formula Junior

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    Nooo! not the tire thing ! :(
    how stupid....

    as for the points, if there's a team dominating a little the championship is done at half season.
    But i like the fact the winner takes more.
     
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  8. 1_can_dream

    1_can_dream F1 Veteran

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    The points system will be great if there are 3-4 different race winners in the beginning of the season. However if someone like Button runs away with the first 4-5 races then it's going to be a long boring season.
     
  9. kraftwerk

    kraftwerk Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Of course.
    However thats why the qualifying tyre, that must start the race has come into play.
     

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