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F1 Commission proposes new points system for 2010 season // Potentially, a higher reward for the winning driver

Published by Mr. C

The FIA has put out a press release detailing a number of decisions made by the F1 Commission when they met in Monaco today. Amongst those is the suggestion that Formula 1 reconsiders the distribution of points for the 2010 season, due to an expanded grid of 13 teams.

The release notes that:

The F1 Commission also proposed a number of amendments to the sporting and technical regulations, which will be put to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for final approval tomorrow morning.

The proposed system would see points awarded as follows:

PositionPoints
1st25
2nd20
3rd15
4th10
5th8
6th6
7th5
8th3
9th2
10th1

Additionally it's noted that the Brawn team will be allowed to change its chassis name from Brawn to Mercedes while the FIA and FOM will collaborate to enhance the communication and promotion of the championship. Further proposals are being considered to improve the show too:

A strong mandate has 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. These will take effect from the 2010 championship.

More information will no doubt be forthcoming after tomorrow morning's WMSC meeting.