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Vettel agrees new points system not radical

Sebastian Vettel agrees with Norbert Haug that the changes to F1's scoring system for 2010 are not as radical as was interpreted by some. Mercedes' competition boss Haug said earlier this month that the new points system actually does not...

Sebastian Vettel agrees with Norbert Haug that the changes to F1's scoring system for 2010 are not as radical as was interpreted by some.

Mercedes' competition boss Haug said earlier this month that the new points system actually does not involve a greater reward for winning.

"As before, second place receives 80 per cent of the points of the winner, and third place gets 60 per cent (of the winner's points)," he said.

Speaking to Austria's Servus TV, Red Bull driver Vettel agrees.

"The points system is not changing too much," said the 22-year-old German. "If you look at the last three or four years, the old system and the new system would have always given the same world champion."

Instead of awarding 10, 8 and 6 points to the podium-getters, the top three will receive 25, 20 and 15 points respectively in 2010.

Meanwhile, points will now be awarded to the top ten finishers, rather than only to the top eight under the previous system.

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