A new points system for 2010 was approved by F1's governing body during a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Friday.

A new points system for 2010 was approved by F1's governing body during a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Friday.

The FIA's Monaco meeting means that grand prix winners next year will receive 25 instead of 10 points, while the nine finishers behind him also score points.

It was also confirmed that - subject to the approval of the track - Korea will as scheduled host its inaugural race next October, while Abu Dhabi resumes its season finale place by swapping with Brazil.

Another notable decision is that Alan Donnelly will no longer be the chief steward next year, and that permanent stewards will instead "sit with experienced former F1 drivers" to "reach decisions very efficiently".

It is rumoured that Donnelly will move on to become FIA president Jean Todt's F1 Commissioner, who will travel to every race on the 2010 calendar.

Measures to improve F1's spectacle, meanwhile, could be implemented when the Sporting Working Group meets next month to make recommendations to the World Motor Sport Council "to consider in advance of the 2010 F1 season", the FIA added.

 

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