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.