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F1 Considers Expanding Points to Top 12 Finishers

F1 Considers Expanding Points to Top 12 Finishers

22/04/2024

F1 may change its scoring system to include the top 12, potentially starting in 2025.

A proposal to expand Formula 1 point distribution to include the top 12 finishers in a race will be discussed by the F1 Commission this week with a view to introduction in 2025.

Currently, points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in a Grand Prix, with the winner scoring 25 points, second place 18, third 15, fourth 12, fifth 10, sixth 8, seventh 6, eighth 4, ninth 2, and tenth 1 point.

One of the teams has suggested expanding this so that the top 12 finishers score points, but the first seven positions would remain unchanged. The revision would then see eighth place receive five points, ninth four, tenth three, eleventh two, and twelfth the final point.

The matter will be discussed at the next F1 Commission meeting, which will be held virtually on Thursday, but there is no guarantee that it will be accepted. A change for the next season does not require unanimity among the teams at this stage, with six of the ten needing to vote in favor, but teams could also agree to further analyze its impact and hold a vote later in the year.

Following the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams, Alpine, and Stake have yet to score a point this season, all three having at least one 11th place finish.

The points system has undergone a number of revisions over the past 20 years, with only the top six scoring points—with 10 for a win—as recently as 2002, and it was extended to the top eight from 2003 to 2009, still with 10 points for a win.

The current points were introduced in 2010, with the fastest lap point added in 2019.

F1 Considers Expanding Points to Top 12 Finishers

F1 Considers Expanding Points to Top 12 Finishers. F1 Considers Expanding Points to Top 12 Finishers

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