Wheels24.co.za | Drivers reject proposed F1 points system change

More Formula 1 drivers have come out in opposition to Liberty Media’s plans to shake up the points system.

It is believed a proposal to extend the points-paying positions from the top 10 to the highest fifteen finishers per race is being considered.

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‘We will lose a little magic’

Fernando Alonso is opposed.

READ: Alonso no fan of proposed new points system

“I remember when Jules (Bianchi) finished ninth in Monaco and it was a small miracle and a great moment for F1.

If everyone scores points, we will lose a little something magic,” the Spaniard said.

According to RMC Sport, Force India driver Esteban Ocon agrees.

Ocon agrees with Alonso

“The points system is very interesting at the moment. It’s hard to get into the top ten, and when you do, you’re really rewarded,” said the Frenchman.

Romain Grosjean agrees: “Points for the top 10 seems like the best solution.”

And Sauber driver Charles Leclerc is also a fan of the current system.

“At first, I told myself that this change would be great, especially for teams like us who are further back. If we are 14th and not 15th, it would make a real difference.

But the more I think about it, the more I agree with Fernando. In the top ten, we will be happier when we have a point compared to if everyone gets them,” he said.

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