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11/16/12
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FIA considering penalty points system  F1 drivers could be put on a points system next season that sees drivers docked points for offences with a one-race ban the end result.

FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting is keen to see a system put into place that penalizes drivers who commit repeat offences.

Each offence would be allocated a number of points with the more severe costing the driver more. And once a certain number of demerits had been reached, the driver would be hit with an automatic one-race ban.

"We would like to see a system, and indeed we could discuss it with the teams next Wednesday in Brazil, similar to the sort of thing you have with your road license where you will accumulate points on your Super License," Whiting told Autosport.

"If you get to 12 points, or whatever it is, you will have a race [ban]. That's the sort of thing we will discuss."

He added: "You will accrue points for all sorts of penalties, whereas at the moment we have only got three reprimands and two of those have to be for driving infringements.

"At the moment, if you had a reprimand for being late for a press conference and a reprimand for being late for a drivers parade, that wouldn't lead to a 10-place grid penalty.

"It has got to be for driving infringements. If we looked at the Super License approach where you get a point for this, two for that, it would all count."

Whiting, though, admits he first needs the teams to agree before such a system could be introduced and he doesn't expect that will come easily.

"That's something that we would like to see but it's probably not simple, nothing in F1 is really.

"It's something we are going to try to discuss with the teams."

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