Force India head Vijay Mallya has revealed that although he thinks the move was too late for 2009, he supports the 'winner takes all' scoring system for formula one.

Force India head Vijay Mallya has revealed that although he thinks the move was too late for 2009, he supports the 'winner takes all' scoring system for formula one.

Baulking at the apparently flouted rules for late regulation changes by the FIA, the F1 teams' alliance FOTA objected to the introduction for 2009.

The FIA had to yield to the teams' position, but Bernie Ecclestone is adamant his concept will finally get a green-light for 2010.

Flavio Briatore insists the episode demonstrates the strength of the teams' voice when they are united, but only days earlier heralded the rejected system as "excellent motivation for drivers to win".

"I don't have any problem with the gold medals," he added.

Dr Mallya, owner and team principal of the Silverstone based privateers Force India, has a similar view, clarifying that his objection was only to the attempted introduction so close to the start of the season.

"The move to give the championship to the driver who wins the most races is great, as it will motivate the drivers to win more, but there has to be a procedure to make a rule," he told the Asian Age newspaper.

"I agree that the FIA is trying to make it (more) exciting but the timing of the rule change hampers the preparation for the season," Mallya added.

 

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