Formula One – Racing Points System
The present system of Formula One World Championship points scoring was adopted in 2010 and has been continuing since.
According to this system, the top 10 drivers at the end of each Grand Prix will receive points based on the positions they finished and these points will contribute towards determining both, the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ Championships at the end of the season.
The winner receives 25 points (25 Drivers’ Championship points as well as 25 Constructors’ Championship points) and other drivers receive points according to the following table −
In order to receive points, a driver must be classified as a finisher. For this, the driver must have completed 90% of the distance covered by the winner, regardless of whether he completes the race or not.
If a race is stopped or cannot be restarted due to difficult weather conditions or any other circumstances, the top 10 finishers will get half the points given in the table, provided the winner has covered 75% of the race distance.
If both cars of a team finish in the top 10, they both contribute to the Constructors’ Championship points.
If a driver changes teams in between a season, the points he gained with the previous team will still be added to his Drivers’ points. However, the Constructors’ points go to the respective teams.