With the 2010 Formula One grid set to expand to more than the normal 20 cars, the FIA is considering a radical revision of the points system.
The current points system, which was implemented in 2003, awards 10 points to the winner, with the remaining seven finishers scoring 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. However, in the new points system that has been proposed, the winner will be awarded a plum 25 points. Seccond place will be rewarded with 20 points, third with 15, fourth with 10, with the points then dropping to 8-6-5-3-2-1 for the top 10 finishers.
The F1 Commission meeting that proposed this revised points system was chaired by head of Formula One Management, Bernie Ecclestone, with newly elected FIA president Jean Todt also attending the meeting.
The Commission now awaits the decision of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) for the same.
Twenty five points for winning a race! That might just help someone run away with a title early on in the season. We say, bring it on anyway!