Teams agree to new points system – again

The Formula 1 teams, working as FOTA, have agreed to change the current F1 points system again.

Last year, a new points system was agreed, gining 25 points to the winner, and extend the points down to 10th place. However, there were many complaints, such as not enough gap in points between 1st and 2nd.

Today, FOTA announced a new set of points, that will be submitted to the FIA World Motor Sport Council. However, this is really only routine, as this new system will almost definitely be introduced.

The new points system is as follows:

Winner 25
Second 18
Third 15
Fourth 12
Fifth 10
Sixth 8
Seventh 6
Eighth 4
Ninth 2
Tenth 1

The most notable change is the bigger difference in points between 1st and 2nd, which is now 7 points instead of 5. Also, there are more equal gaps between the other places.

Overall, this is a better idea than the previous version. Many of the people I have talked to also agree, so this is a step in the right direction.

The idea of points being introduced for fastest laps and pole positions were suggested, but no agreement was reached.

This idea should be accepted by the WMSC in the next few days.

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