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FIA back down over championship changes // The wins rather than points change is postponed

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Hello and welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 20th March.

It looks like our concerns about the FIA change from points to wins for the championship can be alleviated after today. FOTA issued a statement saying that the sudden change in regulations was actually illegal. Here’s a quote which starts with the various Sporting regulations they are breaking, and ends: “…it is too late for FIA to impose a change for the 2009 season that has not obtained the unanimous agreement of all the competitors properly entered into the 2009 Formula 1 Championship.”

The FIA said the World Motorsport Council thought the teams were behind the medals idea of Bernie’s, and thus would accept this proposal, but that if they weren’t happy, then the regulation change could be postponed until 2010.

Let’s finish the week on something positive, Nico Rosberg is determined to repeat his podium finish from 2008 this year, hoping to give Williams a strong start to the season.

That’s it for today, have a great weekend and be back here on Monday for another F1Minute.