How a points revolution would change F1

How a points revolution would change F1

Formula 1 chiefs have suggested awarding points for all grand prix finishers in what would be a big fundamental change. Social media judgement was as instant (and largely negative) as expected, but as our technical expert explains, there are benefits to the idea

Formula 1 has had plenty of different points systems over the years, but none have been as dramatic as Liberty Media's proposal to award points to all finishers in each grand prix.

The rationale is that this ensures all teams and drivers down the order will race hard for position, even when the top 10 is out of reach, and that the ranking of the teams and drivers reflects all results.

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