Another key rule introduced in F1 2019 season

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12 Mar 2019

Formula 1: Point for driver who sets fastest lap

The excitement has intensified with the Formula 1 2019 season starting this weekend.

The season starts with the Australian Grand Prix (March 15-17).

F1 has now confirmed that the scoring system will get a tweak this year.

One point will be awarded to the driver who sets the fastest lap in a Grand Prix.

Here are the details.

Rule

What's the new rule for this season?

What's the new rule for this season?

The driver with the fastest lap in a race will get a point, but it will only be handed out if he classifies in the top 10.

The first 10 years of the F1 world championship (1950-59) had this rule after which it was stopped.

FIA's world motor sport council (WMSC) approved this decision last week.

F1 managing director Ross Brawn lauded the decision.

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Brawn says that the idea could improve the show

Brawn said to the BBC that there will be added motivation to make races more interesting.

"Now it will no longer be only a matter of record and prestige, but there will be a concrete motivation that will make the final part of the race even more interesting. Sometimes it is useful to remind ourselves of the heritage of our sport to move forward."

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Mood

What's the mood in the F1 fraternity?

What's the mood in the F1 fraternity?

Several senior figures in F1 feel that this change will add extra interest towards the end of a race.

Meanwhile, team bosses accept there could be negatives post this idea.

Their concerns are regarding the championship being decided by a fastest-lap point, or a team-mate of the title contender, who isn't in championship contention.

He could cause disadvantage to a rival from another team.

Extra point will be the focus in F1 this term

Expect drivers to prioritize their plans for the season based on this rule imposed by the F1 fraternity. Mercedes and Ferrari in particular could benefit strongly and the top drivers will be motivated to get that extra point in the end.

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What new rule has F1A introduced in the 2019 season?

Asked 2019-03-12 17:59:31 by Muhammad Chatterjee

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Formula 1 stated that it will change its scoring system this year by giving a point to the driver who sets the fastest lap in a Grad Prix.

What should a driver do to ensure that he gets the fastest lap point?

Asked 2019-03-12 17:59:31 by Arjun Chatterjee

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A driver who sets the fastest lap should also be able to finish in the top 10 in a race.

When will see this starting?

Asked 2019-03-12 17:59:31 by Shreyas Venkatesan

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We will see this fastest-lap point starting in the upcoming Formula One 2019 Grand Prix in Australia.

When is the Australian GP?

Asked 2019-03-12 17:59:31 by Ajay Subramanium

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The Australian GP starts from March 15-17.

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