10th February 2010
World Rally Championship to follow Formula One ‘Top 10’ points system
• System aimed at rewarding race winners
• New formula in effect for Swedish Rally
The world rally championship will have the same new points structure as Formula One this season, the FIA has announced.
Formula One is set to adopt a top-10 scoring system with a bigger difference between the winner and second place, to encourage drivers to go for victory.
After a fax vote by members of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council and competitors, world rally scoring will now follow the same point-scoring formula, which is, from first place to 10th, 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.
The change from a top-eight method with the winner gaining 10 points comes into effect immediately, in time for this weekend’s season-opening Swedish Rally.
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