May 8 (GMM) Now you see it, now you don't. The controversial 'winner takes all'
scoring system has now been erased from the 2010 sporting regulations. After the
recent World Motor Sport Council meeting, the FIA published the rules for next
year, and Article 6.1 of the sporting regulations said the drivers title "will
be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number of
The governing body tried to introduce Bernie Ecclestone's favoured system
this year, but the late change was vetoed by the F1 teams alliance FOTA. It
seems that the Article 6.1 inclusion of 30 April was simply a mistake. The
article now explains that the drivers' title "will be awarded to the driver who
has scored the highest number of points".