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Friday, December 11, 2009

New scoring system

The FIA announced a new scoring system, in part due to the expanded grid for 2010, during the first meeting of the F1 Commission.

The Commission was created as part of the new Concorde Agreement.

Points will be awarded for first through tenth:

  1. 25
  2. 20
  3. 15
  4. 10
  5. 8
  6. 6
  7. 5
  8. 3
  9. 2
  10. 1

Other decisions included allowing Brawn to re-brand itself Mercedes and a push for ideas on how to spruce up the show.

Catch up on all the FIA has to say

Virgin territory

Virgin Racing is set to be officially unveiled next week in London after months of speculation about an agreement with newcomers Manor GP.

F1 Mar 2009

The team have Timo Glock signed up and will be using Cosworth power.

In other driver news, rumors still persist Mercedes is trying to make a deal with Michael Schumacher.

Germany's Bild newspaper is the latest to fan the flames, saying the team has offered the seven-time World Champion a one-year deal.

Who goes where? Keep up with the latest with the BBC's F1 2010 - driver line-ups.

Joint launch

F1's teams look set to try to jointly launch their 2010 challengers on the same day
, according to reports coming out of Monaco .

Mercedes' Nick Fry and Lotus' Tony Fernandes said their teams had agreed in principle to the event slated for the end of January at Valencia .

It remains to be seen if all the teams, especially the new ones, can have something ready in time.

"I won't have a car at that time. I could come with a Matchbox car," Fernandes said.

Silverstone set for 17 years

After losing the British Grand Prix to Donington, only to see Donington Ventures Leisure Limited fail to secure funding and put the race in jeopardy, Silverstone and Bernie Ecclestone agreed to a new 17-year deal to stage the race Monday.

"We've always had the belief the British Grand Prix was an important cornerstone of Formula One but, with Bernie, you're never quite sure," Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips said. "At the end of the day, though, you have to have a British Grand Prix."

Seemingly always under fire for the condition of the facilities, Silverstone plans several upgrades. The track says the long-term commitment the sport made to the track will enable it to get the investment it needs to compete with newer facilities. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


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