F1 to award point to driver who sets fastest lap in a grand prix

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Sebastian Vettel are again anticipated to be two of the fundamental protagonists within the battle for the F1 drivers’ title

Contrivance 1 is decided to replace its scoring system this 300 and sixty five days by giving a stamp the motive force who fashions the fastest lap in a colossal prix.

The transfer is phase of a order to acquire F1 extra inviting and amplify audiences.

Bosses of F1 talked about the postulate after fan surveys threw it up as one amongst many proposals that will additionally add extra curiosity to races.

It is anticipated to be formally confirmed sooner than the season-opening bustle in Australia subsequent weekend.

The transfer has been licensed by the FIA’s world motor sport council (WMSC), a key legislative physique, but quiet wants to be signed off by two additional bodies – the device neighborhood of main groups, F1 and FIA, and the F1 Commission, a physique on which the FIA, groups, sponsors and circuits enjoy representation.

The driver with the fastest lap will top doubtless be awarded the purpose if he also finishes within the pinnacle 10.

Approval is anticipated to be a formality, especially because the postulate was once before the full lot talked about by the device neighborhood and licensed sooner than going to the WMSC.

It’d be the fundamental time some extent has been awarded for the fastest lap since the fundamental decade of the F1 World Championship between 1950-59.

The sensation is that the exchange would possibly additionally add extra curiosity in the direction of the cease of a bustle, when the action can are seemingly to *** down following the conclusion of the full pit stops.

Bosses make a selection up there would possibly well be negatives to the postulate – equivalent to a championship being decided by a fastest-lap point, or a title contender’s team-mate, who’s now not in championship competition, environment a fastest lap to downside a rival from but any other team.

However the sensation was once that every particular person groups and drivers would possibly well be attentive to this field and any of them would possibly well decide to purchase action.

The root was once one amongst many that were set to fans in surveys completed by F1 closing 300 and sixty five days.

The feedback was once that it was once an notion price discussing, and F1’s senior stakeholders concluded it must be adopted.

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