First, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone proposed an Olympic Games-style system of medals, followed by the FOTA team alliance arguing that 2009 should instead see the margin between first and second places simply widened by a point.

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali on Monday said he felt "embarrassed" by the saga surrounding alternative scoring systems.

First, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone proposed an Olympic Games-style system of medals, followed by the FOTA team alliance arguing that 2009 should instead see the margin between first and second places simply widened by a point.

The governing FIA ignored both suggestions and this week announced the immediate introduction of the 'winner takes all' scheme, but then had to back down following FOTA's objection.

"I feel embarrassed about what has happened in recent days," Domenicali is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We wanted a greater gap between first place and the others, but instead everything is staying as it was."

 

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