F1 commission approves tweaked points system, new tyre rule 

Written by David on February 02nd, 2010 at 2:06 pmLast Update: February 02nd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

FIAFollowing a highly constructive and positive meeting of the F1 Commission on Monday, agreement was reached by all the sport’s stakeholders on a number of amendments to the sporting and technical regulations.

The proposals will be submitted to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for final approval within the next 48 hours.

2010 FIA F1 World Championship:

  • Points system:
    In order to further encourage the ‘race to win’, an adjustment to the points system was agreed. Points for both titles will be awarded at each event according to the following scale:
    1st: 25 points
    2nd: 18 points
    3rd: 15 points
    4th: 12 points
    5th: 10 points
    6th: 8 points
    7th: 6 points
    8th: 4 points
    9th: 2 points
    10th: 1 point
  • Quantity and use of tyres:
    The number of dry weather tyres sets allocated per team has been reduced from 14 to 11.

    In addition, to encourage teams to run during the Friday practice sessions, one set has to be returned before the start of the second practice session, and two sets before the start of the third practice session.

  • Improving the show:
    In order to introduce a further element of strategy, cars having participated in Q3 must start the race on the same set of tyres with which their grid time was set.
  • Further measures for 2010 are also being examined.

  • New technologies:
    The Commission received a strong mandate from the FIA President to examine the introduction of new environmental technologies in the Championship. The mandate was warmly welcomed by the teams and further proposals will be developed.

2011 FIA Formula One World Championship

  • Diffusers:
    The permitted height of the main diffuser was reduced from 175mm to 125mm and measures to exclude ‘double’ diffusers were agreed.

source: FIA

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