Mar.16 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone wants to push through a radical shake-up of the formula one points system for drivers.
The F1 chief executive thinks the current system, where drivers collect points depending on their race positions, does not properly reward winning and often encourages title contenders to settle for lower places."It is my intention to push this idea through in the coming weeks," Ecclestone, 77, confirmed to the Daily Mail.His idea is to retain the current points system for the constructors' championship, but crown the driver who wins the most races in a season.If two drivers are tied on wins, the champion will be the one with the most second places, according to Bernie's plan."Right now there are not enough overtaking manoeuvres in the sport because drivers are happy not to take risks and claim second place because it is only two points less than winning the race," he said.Ecclestone is confident that his plan can be introduced."Well, I am the president of the F1 commission," he pointed out to the British newspaper.