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FIA ready to postpone 'winner takes all' system till 2010

Latest update : 2009-03-20

Under pressure from Formula One teams, which rejected the new 'winner takes all' system, the Formula One governing body (FIA) said they were ready to postpone it until 2010.

AFP - Formula One's governing body on Friday said that they would shelve the 'winner-takes-all' system, whereby the world champion would be the driver with most race wins, until 2010, if teams objected to the idea.

"On March 17, the FIA World Motor Sport Council unanimously rejected FOTA’s proposed amendment to the points system for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship," said a statement released by the FIA.

"The 'winner takes all' proposal made by the commercial rights holder (who had been told that the teams were in favour) was then approved.

"If, for any reason, the Formula One teams do not now agree with the new system, its implementation will be deferred until 2010."

 

Date created : 2009-03-20

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