There is more than just prestige on the line, when the Formula 1 drivers in the future fighting for the race's fastest lap.
In the coming season it will thus give a single points to deliver the fastest lap in a grand prix. And the point counts both in the running and konstruktørregnskabet, information on Formula 1's official website.
however, There is a but: Only the ten fastest in the game on the extra point.
It will say that having a running stand for the race's fastest lap, and at the same time be number 11 or worse, so there will be not awarded a bonus in the race in question.
It is the Formula 1-the governors and The International Motorsportsunion, the FIA, is behind the initiative, which is now officially approved by the necessary bodies.
Bonuspointet be introduced in order to the drivers in the top ten should get more to fight for than just rankings.
- the System will give an extra dimension to the race, because the drivers in the top ten will have something extra to fight for. In the same way, those outside the top ten still have an incentive to get the fastest lap, so they can prevent a rival from getting it - even if they don't even get a point out of it, says the explanation on the Formula 1's website.
Pointreglen is not completely new. From 1950 to 1959 were also awarded points for the fastest lap. Had the rule been in effect last season, would Valtteri Bottas have the race with the most bonus points. Seven times he ended up the quickest lap in the course of the season.
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