Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to replace the formula one points system with Olympic Games-style 'medals' in 2009 is expected to be voted down on Friday morning.

Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to replace the formula one points system with Olympic Games-style 'medals' in 2009 is expected to be voted down on Friday morning.

The F1 chief executive's idea, where the amount of wins rather than points will crown the drivers' world champion, may be presented to Friday morning's meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Monaco.

But FIA president Max Mosley, who earlier this week met with the F1 teams' alliance FOTA in Monaco, told the Daily Mail newspaper that he is not sure the proposal will attract sufficient support.

"Medals can't be done in 2009 without a unanimous agreement and that may not be forthcoming," he said.

 

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