New points scoring system proposed for 2010

If the World Motor Sport Council approves, Formula One looks set to radically overhaul the points scoring system for the 2010 season.

It has been proposed in the Commission meeting that the race winners will be awarded 25 points, with 20 points for second, and then 15, 10, 8, 6, 5, 3, 2, down to 1 point for the tenth place finisher.

The major driving factor behind the change is said to be the largest starting grid that Formula One has seen since 1995.

The last time the number of drivers given points was changed was in 2003 when the number of scoring drivers per race was increased from six to eight.