Stephen Camp  |    |   1  |  12 July 2018

F1 should be 'exclusive' with points – Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso does not agree with plans to shake-up the point system in Formula 1 as he feels it should be "exclusive" and something to be rewarded.

It was revealed by Force India boss Vijay Mallya during the British Grand Prix weekend that F1 bosses are discussing plans to potentially redistribute the points system in order for much competitors to score.

The current system which began in 2010 runs from first to 10th, with 25 points awarded to the winner and one point for the driver who finished at the back of the top 10.

The Spaniard admits he isn't overly concerned by the proposed changes but does admit there should an air of exclusivity in rewarding those who have come through the pack to get a big result. 

When asked if he felt the changes would devalue the concept of scoring points he said: "I don't know.

"I think F1 has been always quite difficult to get points. Some elite guys got the big points and it was kind of a big reward when you even scored just two points or something.

"I remember now when Jules [Bianchi] scored the ninth position in Monaco it was some kind of miracle and that was a big moment for the sport. If everyone is scoring points now then maybe we lose that unique feeling in F1.

"Whatever they decide will be OK but definitely F1 feels like it should be more exclusive."

Team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne, who scored a point on his debut for McLaren in Alonso's absence at the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix, agrees with the double-world champion by adding: "I just feel it should be an achievement to score points, it shouldn’t be points awarded for everyone."

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