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George Russell, Mercedes F1 W15, leads Nico Hulkenberg, Haas VF-24, and Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR24
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How 2025's planned F1 points system stacks up against other eras

Formula 1’s mooted points system expansion to award points down to 12th place has split opinion, with those in favour heralding greater competition and those against fearing it dilutes the current structure. Here’s a dig into the numbers and how the proposal compares to other eras

For the first time since 2010, Formula 1 is debating whether to change its points system and expand it from rewarding the top 10 to the top 12. A giant void between the top five teams in the championship and the bottom five has made it very difficult for the latter group to score points, leaving three teams with nothing from the opening five races.

Among those teams, support has been relatively unanimous. RB team boss Laurent Mekies stated: "If you look at the level of competitiveness of the top five teams and the reliability level of the cars, it means that most of the race you're battling theoretically for zero points, and we don't think this is right.

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