Poll What points system do you prefer

What points system do you prefer?

  • 1950 to 1959: 8-6-4-3-2 with 1 point for fastest lap

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1960: 8-6-4-3-2-1 (no fastest lap point)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1961: 9-6-4-3-2-1 (no fastest lap and 8 points for the winning constructor)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1962 to 1990: 9-6-4-3-2-1

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 1990 to 2002: 10-6-4-3-2-1

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • 2002 to 2009: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2009 to 2018: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 2018 to 2020: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 with 1 point for fastest lap

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 2021: World Champion decided by FIA Race Director

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 2022 to present: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 with 1 point for fastest lap

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6

FB

Not my cup of cake
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Following on from my Qualifying poll, here's one about the points systems used n F1 over the years. Time to decide which you like best, when deciding who are the world champions.

You should note that in some seasons drivers had to discard their lowest scoring races. For example, in 1964 Graham Hill scored 41 points compared to John Surtees 40, but had to drop the points from his 5th place in Belgium. I'm not sure if there are any other instance where this rule changed the final result.

You can find all the detail here - List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems - Wikipedia

As always, I have an opinion, which you can find here: WDC using the FB System
 
I've gone for the top 6 with 10 ponts for the winner.

Getting a point in F1 was once seen as something of an achievement. The modern "lets send all the kids home with a certificate" is just boring.

While it would mean this sesaon, the bottom 4 teams would have scored 0, it wouldn't make any difference to their championship placings (on count back) or their prize money.
 
I've gone for the top 6 with 10 ponts for the winner.

Getting a point in F1 was once seen as something of an achievement. The modern "lets send all the kids home with a certificate" is just boring.

While it would mean this sesaon, the bottom 4 teams would have scored 0, it wouldn't make any difference to their championship placings (on count back) or their prize money.
cider_and_toast, whilst I agree with you about the getting a point being an achievement, there were also many more opportunities for backmarker teams to gain a point in the 1980s and (early) 90s than there is today.

Teams often "lucked" into points when many other cars retired (which was a common occurrence back then). In 1991, the average number of finishers was 12 (even though there were 26 cars on the grid back then). If we had the reliability we currently have, almost every race would have had the points finishers made up of the Williams, McLaren, Ferrari and Benetton teams, with nothing scored by any of the others!
 
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