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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ecclestone 2010 will be “winner takes all”

Despite FOTA’s protests and the FIA’s U-turn this week on his “winner takes all” scoring system, Bernie Ecclestone has no doubt it will be in effect for the 2010 season.

“It will be supported by the FIA and it will be in the regulations. So when people enter the championship, that's what the regulation will be,” he tells the Daily Telegraph.

Motorsport/Formel 1: GP von Australien 2004

The F1 supremo says it makes sense, as opposed to the “play it safe” strategy often employed in the sport.

“It's logic - you go to athletics and you look at the 100 metres, you're not looking at the guy that's second, you're looking at the winner. In most sports, people are looking at winners,” he explains. “It's very simple, when people start the race I want them to want to win. I don't want them sitting there, which is what Lewis Hamilton did, quite rightly, a couple of times last year.”

McNish, Montagny, Bourdais, Salo...

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