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01/13/10
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F1 teams to meet with Ecclestone at Valencia test  (GMM)  F1 teams will meet with Bernie Ecclestone on 1 February to discuss making more rule changes.

The F1 Commission meeting will take place on the day of the opening test of the pre-season at Valencia, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali revealed on Wednesday at the Madonna di Campiglio press event.

On the agenda will be KERS, the points system, double diffusers and qualifying, the Italian said.

"KERS is too expensive and it is important that the conditions are the same for all," German reports quote him as saying.

"We want to find a new system for 2011."

He confirmed that a tweak to the new points system could be made in order to provide greater reward to race winners, and complained that F1's current test restrictions are too extreme.

"The fact that Michael Schumacher tests a GP2 car is proof enough that we must change something.  We need more testing," said Domenicali, who also admitted that teams are keen to return to the US in the near future.

On other matters, he said it is possible that new reserve driver Giancarlo Fisichella will be on the 2010 grid with another team, and confirmed that Valentino Rossi will test an older Ferrari at Barcelona on January 20 as a reward for his latest MotoGP title.

Domenicali also said Felipe Massa is likely to give the 2010 car its debut at Valencia next month, before Fernando Alonso takes over for the remaining two days of the opening winter test.

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