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Formula 1 is going crazy: new point system again?

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G Are there any other problems in Formula 1? In December, the FIA ​​World Council approved a new point system without any need. Instead of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the first eight, the best ten will receive World Championship points from 2010. The win is rewarded with 25 points. Then 20-15-10-8-6-5-3-2-1 points are distributed among the rest. The small teams cheered, the purists ran storm. Should there be points at the discount price now?

New points system, same result

The percentage gradation of the points was the same as before. You couldn't even argue that the winner would be rewarded. The Formula 1 managers want to change that now. Another gradation is under discussion: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. This would give the winner seven points more than the runner-up. Sounds promising, but doesn't change anything. Anyone who takes the trouble to play through the World Championships in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 with the old point system, the new and the modified new one, will find that almost nothing has changed in the outcome of the World Cup.

2006 the first eight places in all three point systems remained unchanged. In 2007 it was even the first nine positions. In 2008 the order of the top 4 remains, regardless of which mode is used. Places five and six would be swapped if the December mode (25-20-12-10-8-6-5-3-2-1) is used. With the modified variant, even these places remained the same. Lewis Hamilton would have won the World Championship by four instead of one point ahead of Felipe Massa.

In the past season everything would have stayed the same regardless of the point system in the top positions. The modified new mode (25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1) would have meant that Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen would have to swap places five and six. In the December version, Fernando Alonso and Timo Glock would have swapped places.

Comparability and records at stake

Da asks the fan, why change everything if the bottom line is that everything stays the same? Does the new FIA President Jean Todt want to set an example for a new beginning with a new points system? That would be a lot of cosmetics at a high price. The masterminds of Formula 1 and most of the team bosses plan to pass the fans once again.

With the new point format, regardless of the gradation,one destroys the comparability between generations of racing drivers. Any record list would be falsified if there were 2.5 times as many points for the top placements. So once again the request to the FIA ​​and the teams: Keep your hands off the point system and take care of the important construction sites.


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