Formula One to introduce new points system

Formula One is poised to introduce a new points system ahead of the 2010 season.

The idea has been proposed by the F1 Commission, made up of key stakeholders from the teams, promoters, suppliers and sponsors, and chaired by president Bernie Ecclestone.



Ecclestone had hoped to introduce a medals system, based on race victories, prior to the start of this season, only for it to be shelved.



With the grid set to expand to 13 teams from next season, the F1 Commission that met today in Monaco for the first time in its new structure since the signing of the new Concorde Agreement, has instead suggested a radically different points tally.



The winner would claim 25 points, the runner-up 20, third place 15, fourth place 10, fifth place would take eight, and then sixth to 10th would earn six, five, three, two and one point respectively.



That is in contrast to the current top eight earning points on a 10, eight, six, five, four, three, two, one basis respectively.



The suggestion will go before the World Motor Sport Council that sits in Monaco tomorrow for final approval, along with a number of other amendments to the technical and sporting regulations.



A strong mandate has also been given to the Sporting Working Group, a sub-committee of the F1 Commission made up of the FIA and F1 teams, to develop detailed proposals to improve the show which will take effect from next year.



The FIA and FOM (Ecclestone's Formula One Management) are to further collaborate to enhance the communication and promotion of the championship to the media and its worldwide fanbase.



The Commission has also allowed the Brawn team to change its name to Mercedes, with the marque to continue to receive payments based on its historical performance.



This has been granted on a one-off exceptional basis due to Mercedes-Benz's long-term involvement and commitment to Formula One.

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