>


Advertisement
Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
12/09/13
f1
F1 creates 'Vettel Rule'
Formula 1 drivers will be awarded double points for the final round of the season from 2014 onwards, in an attempt to prolong championship battles in an attempt to stop Sebastian Vettel from clinching the title too early.

The tweak was agreed by the sport's Strategy Group and Commission in Paris on Monday, and will immediately become part of the regulations as both bodies were handed rule-changing rights by the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) last week.

Both the Drivers' and Constructors' standings will be affected, with 50 points going to the winner, 36 for second place, 30 for third and so on throughout the top ten positions.

If the rule had been in place for recent seasons, the 2008 and 2012 Drivers' titles would have gone to different drivers.

In 2008, Felipe Massa's victory would have been enough to halt Lewis Hamilton, while Fernando Alonso's second place finish last season would have seen him usurp Sebastian Vettel.

Standard points system:

1st - 25
2nd - 18
3rd - 15
4th - 12
5th - 10
6th - 8
7th - 6
8th - 4
9th - 2
10th - 1

Season finale points system:

1st - 50
2nd - 36
3rd - 30
4th - 24
5th - 20
6th - 16
7th - 12
8th - 8
9th - 4
10th - 2

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015

Search Hot News
Search Help