FIA to approve new points system on Friday

A new MotoGP-style points system could be approved for the 2010 Formula One season during Friday's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council. Chaired by Bernie Ecclestone and attended by new FIA president Jean Todt, the F1 Commission met in...

A new MotoGP-style points system could be approved for the 2010 Formula One season during Friday's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.

Chaired by Bernie Ecclestone and attended by new FIA president Jean Todt, the F1 Commission met in Monaco on Thursday for the first time in several years.

Made up of stakeholders including teams, promoters, suppliers and sponsors, the commission agreed that F1's expansion to 13 teams required a new points system.

In a system that is similar to the MotoGP series, Grand Prix winners will next year receive 25 points, and points will be won all the way down to tenth place.

There will be a five-point difference between first, second, third and fourth places, with fifth through tenth receiving 8, 6, 5, 3, 2 and 1 point respectively.

The F1 Commission also approved new world champion team Brawn's name-change to Mercedes.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Todt , Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Mercedes