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Report: F1 chief wants new scoring system

Nov. 27, 2008 at 6:58 PM

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One, plans to introduce a revamped scoring system next season, the BBC reported.

Ecclestone wants gold, silver and bronze medals given to the top three finishers.

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In the 2008 season, England's Lewis Hamilton beat Brazil's Felipe Massa, 98 points to 97.

"It's going to happen," Ecclestone told the BBC earlier this week. "The whole reason for this is I am fed up with people talking about there being no overtaking. Instead of scoring points for the top eight positions, as is the case now, it would see gold, silver and bronze medals being awarded. It's just not on that someone can win the championship without winning a race."

Hamilton earned the 2008 Formula One World Championship with a fifth-place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Nov. 2, becoming the youngest driver to win a World Championship in F1 history.

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