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Driver with most wins will be the champion!

Péter Bártfai

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Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has approved a change to the points systems for this year’s drivers’ championship, which will see the title awarded to the driver with the most race wins. The rest of the standings, from second to last place, will be decided by the current points system.

If two or more drivers finish the season with the same number of wins, the title will be awarded to the driver with the most points, the allocation of points being based on the existing 10, 8, 6 etc. structure. The constructors’ championship is unaffected.

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council accepted the proposal for the new system from Formula One Management at a meeting in Paris on Tuesday. An alternative proposal to change the points awarded to drivers finishing in first, second and third place to 12, 9 and 7 points respectively was rejected.

Further changes agreed by the Council included minor tweaks to the testing regulations, increased media duties for teams and drivers at races, and a cost capping option for 2010 (see separate story). Honda’s request to have their entry changed to the Brawn GP Formula One Team was also approved.

The World Motor Sport Council’s decisions in full:

A number of measures were agreed to help reduce costs and increase interest in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

2009 Formula One Regulations

Points


The WMSC accepted the proposal from Formula One Management to award the drivers’ championship to the driver who has won the most races during the season. If two or more drivers finish the season with the same number of wins, the title will be awarded to the driver with the most points, the allocation of points being based on the current 10, 8, 6 etc. system.

The rest of the standings, from second to last place, will be decided by the current points system. There is no provision to award medals for first, second or third place. The Constructors’ Championship is unaffected.

The WMSC rejected the alternative proposal from the Formula One Teams’ Association to change the points awarded to drivers finishing in first, second and third place to 12, 9 and 7 points respectively.

Testing

Teams will be allowed to carry out three one day young driver training tests between the end of the last event of the Championship and 31 December of the same year. Drivers are eligible only if they have not competed in more than two F1 World Championship Events in the preceding 24 months or tested a Formula One car on more than four days in the same 24 month period.

Teams can also conduct eight one day aerodynamic tests carried out on FIA approved straight line or constant radius sites between 1 January 2009 and the end of the last Event of the 2009 Championship.

Media

The FIA will publish the weights of all cars after qualifying at each Event.

For greater clarity for spectators and media, wet tyres have been renamed “intermediate” and extreme-weather tyres renamed “wet”.

On the first day of practice all drivers must be available for autograph signing in their designated team space in the pit lane.

All drivers eliminated in qualifying must make themselves available for media interviews immediately after the end of each session.

Any driver retiring before the end of the race must make himself available for media interviews after his return to the paddock.

All drivers who finish the race outside the top three must make themselves available immediately after the end of the race for media interviews.

During the race every team must make at least one senior spokesperson available for interviews by officially accredited TV crews.

A number of further amendments were adopted for the 2009 Technical Regulations. Full details will be available shortly on www.fia.com.

2010 Formula One Regulations

Budgets


As an alternative to running under the existing rules, which are to remain stable until 2012, all teams will have the option to compete with cars built and operated within a stringent cost cap.

The cost cap is £30m (currently approximately €33 or $42m). This figure will cover all expenditure of any kind. Anything subsidised or supplied free will be deemed to have cost its full commercial value and rigorous auditing procedures will apply.

To enable these cars to compete with those from teams which are not subject to cost constraints, the cost-capped cars will be allowed greater technical freedom.

The principal technical freedoms allowed are as follows:

1. A more aerodynamically efficient (but standard) under body.
2. Movable wings.
3. An engine which is not subject to a rev limit or a development freeze.

The FIA has the right to adjust elements of these freedoms to ensure that the cost-capped cars have neither an advantage nor a disadvantage when compared to cars running to the existing rules.

The Honda Racing F1 Team requested to change its name to the Brawn GP Formula One Team. The WMSC accepted this request on the basis that the team is, in effect, a new entry in the FIA Formula One World Championship. The contract the team had with the FIA was to run as ‘Honda’, which they are no longer in a position to do. However, the standard fee required for a new entry has been waived.
Source: formula1.com
 
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The championship could be over before it's started, brawn gp win most of the first half of the races championship over

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If a driver absolutely drives the wheels off a slow car all year and picks up regular points and podiums plus the odd couple of wins in the wet or whatever, he can't be F1 champion even if he has more points than someone from a leading team who has a faster car and who has taken five or six relatively straightforward wins on fast tracks.

:chuck:
 

Péter Bártfai

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I liked the old system the best (10-6-4-3-2-1), but the 10-8-6-... was still good, and many championships use that system... I can't understand why they're always changing everything! I also think that somebody who is 2nd in all races should be champion over a guy who wins 4-5 races and DNF on all other races..
The only changes I like are the car changes, now I like their looks better than the old ones, first they were strange, but now old ones are...:)

Edit: But I don't mind, if they want it that way... at least it's sure now that we won't see people finishing safe 2nd instead of trying to pass the 1st guy.
 

Neil Gault

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with the new system then this is how it would change past results


1958: Actual champion: Mike Hawthorne
Most wins champion: Stirling Moss

1964: Actual champion: John Surtees
Most wins champion: Jim Clark

1967: Actual champion: Denny Hulme
Most wins champion: Jim Clark

1977: Actual champion: Niki Lauda
Most wins champion: Mario Andretti

1979: Actual champion: Jody Scheckter
Most wins champion: Alan Jones

1981: Actual champion: Nelson Piquet
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

1982: Actual champion: Keke Rosberg
Most wins champion: Didier Pironi

1983: Actual champion: Nelson Piquet
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

1984: Actual champion: Niki Lauda
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

1986: Actual champion: Alain Prost
Most wins champion: Nigel Mansell

1987: Actual champion: Nelson Piquet
Most wins champion: Nigel Mansell

1989: Actual champion: Ayrton Senna
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

2008: Actual champion: Lewis Hamilton
Most wins champion: Felipe Massa
 

Omer Said

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I liked this system. We will watch more brutal fights for the victory :D.. Perhaps we will be able to see some classical f1 fights like old times:victory:!...

But i must admit that this system is not fair :no:
 

Péter Bártfai

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Well in old times there was 9-6-... then 10-6...
It's not the system's fault if they not fight for win. But now they'll have to!
 
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This is going to stop any competition between drivers in the same team.
They put rules in to stop team orders ( when Ferrari was abusing the team orders system, MS Era ) but now put this in which will only make teams use team orders to favour a certain / faster driver on the team.
 

Péter Bártfai

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They put rules in to stop team orders ( when Ferrari was abusing the team orders system, MS Era ) but now put this in which will only make teams use team orders to favour a certain / faster driver on the team.
And that's bad as most of the teams have equal, or almost equal drivers... this is only good for McLaren or Renault...
 

Steven Palmer

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with the new system then this is how it would change past results


1958: Actual champion: Mike Hawthorne
Most wins champion: Stirling Moss

1964: Actual champion: John Surtees
Most wins champion: Jim Clark

1967: Actual champion: Denny Hulme
Most wins champion: Jim Clark

1977: Actual champion: Niki Lauda
Most wins champion: Mario Andretti

1979: Actual champion: Jody Scheckter
Most wins champion: Alan Jones

1981: Actual champion: Nelson Piquet
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

1982: Actual champion: Keke Rosberg
Most wins champion: Didier Pironi

1983: Actual champion: Nelson Piquet
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

1984: Actual champion: Niki Lauda
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

1986: Actual champion: Alain Prost
Most wins champion: Nigel Mansell

1987: Actual champion: Nelson Piquet
Most wins champion: Nigel Mansell

1989: Actual champion: Ayrton Senna
Most wins champion: Alain Prost

2008: Actual champion: Lewis Hamilton
Most wins champion: Felipe Massa
Very nice Neil, could you include the Teams they drove for.:wink2:
 

Bram Hengeveld

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Are then now completely mad :( ? They can't be serious with this.. Early april fools joke i think..
 

Péter Bártfai

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I want to see Heidfeld win!!! And Trulli at Toyota! Or Rubens at Brawn! And don't want Ferrari to choose between Felipe and Kimi! ...
OMG:(
People nowadays create awful rules... like this, or the weight penalty system at WTCC. (I don't like that either, what's the point in the manufacturers championship if all the cars will be equaled? And that hurts the drivers championship as well as we don't know if the best drivers at each team are at the same level...)

The only advantage is that they'll fight for the win...
I can also imagine that some guys will only win races because the two guys ahead them fight until an accident happens...

The 12-9-7 system could be much better...
 

Bram Hengeveld

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, or the weight penalty system at WTCC. (I don't like that either, what's the point in the manufacturers championship if all the cars will be equaled? And that hurts the drivers championship as well as we don't know if the best drivers at each team are at the same level.....
Amen brother Bartfai :good: