Formula 1 is set to confirm that a championship point will be given to the driver who sets the fastest lap in a grand prix from 2019. F1 bosses have decided to make the move in a bid to make racing more appealing and increase audiences.
Liberty Media chiefs discussed the idea after fan surveys threw it up as one of many proposals that might spice up races and it should be officially confirmed before the season-opening Australian GP.
One caveat will be that the driver who records the fastest lap will only be awarded the point if he also finishes in the top 10.
Approval is expected to be a formality, especially as the idea was initially discussed by the strategy group and approved before going to the FIA’s world motor sport council.
It will be the first time a point has been awarded for the fastest lap since the first decade of the F1 World Championship between 1950-59.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.