Det här är ju långt från en rykande färsk nyhet nu, men väl värt att kommentera eftersom jag inte gjort det tidigare. I förra veckan klubbade FIA igenom ett nytt poängsystem, plus lite annat smått och gott. Här är pressmeddelandet.
Fler poäng till vinnaren ska premiera förstaplatsen mer än tidigare. Så länge vi slipper medaljer så.. Mer intressant är det med däck efter Q3. Så här skriver FIA;
Formula One Commission
Following a highly constructive and positive meeting of the Formula One Commission yesterday, 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 Formula One 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 driver 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
The permitted height of the main diffuser was reduced from 175mm to 125mm and measures to exclude ‘double’ diffusers were agreed.
Då återstår det väl bara att se om det gör VM mer spännande.. Den där sista punkten om diffusers öppnar nog för en del tolkningar ändå..