FIA issues statement on points rule change

20/03/2009
NEWS STORY

In response to the statement issued by FOTA on Friday afternoon, the FIA subsequently issued the following:

"On 17 March, the FIA World Motor Sport Council unanimously rejected FOTA's proposed amendment to the points system for the Formula One Drivers' Championship. The 'winner takes all' proposal made by the commercial rights holder (who had been told that the teams were in favour) was then approved.

If, for any reason, the Formula One teams do not now agree with the new system, its implementation will be deferred until 2010."

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Published: 20/03/2009
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