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F1 talking 'points' ban system

06 May 2013, 10:04

England - Formula 1 chiefs will meet in Barcelona to discuss the creation of a 'demerit points' system that could lead to drivers being race-banned for repeated misbehavior.

Reports, including those from Agence France Presse and Britain's The Times, said the International Automobile Federation's Charlie Whiting would meet team bosses to talk about the new regime which might replace the mainly grid penalties and fines to punish on-track misbehaviour.

'Complex Question'

The system would see drivers accumulate demerit points against their F1 super-license and multiple indiscretions would mean race bans.

"It's a complex question," Whiting was quoted as saying. "We'd need to get the balance right because banning a driver is a serious issue - we'd need to be sure a driver genuinely deserved a ban. We will monitor offenses and run a (hypothetical) system in the background to see how it would work if put into practice."

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