Règlement sportif : les nouveautés DE

Sports Regulations: News

The maximum number of cars allowed to take part in a race shall be increased from 24 to 26 cars.

 

The third qualified session will now be run in low-fuel configuration due to the refueling ban.

 

Refueling during the race is abolished.

A new points system has been ratified for 2010, in response to the increased grid. Since 2003, points had been awarded to the top eight finishers: ten points for first, eight for second, six for third and all the way down to one for eighth place. The 2010 system is as follows:

Points system
Pos
 1st 
 2nd 
 3rd 
 4th 
 5th 
 6th 
 7th 
 8th 
 9th 
 10th 

From 2003 to 2009

10
8
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
0

From 2010

25
18
15
12
10
8
6
4
2
1

 

FOTA has agreed to scrap kers for 2010 due to poor uptake and pressure from FIA to cut costs, although kers is not banned in the regulation.

The minimum car weight will be increased from 605 kg to 620 kg (1,334 lbs to 1,367 lbs) to stop taller and heavier drivers being at a disadvantage if kers is added to their car, which will still be allowed in 2010, despite FOTA's agreement not to use the system.