Formula 1. the Belgian GP is no longer allowed to make mistakes after the 2021 fiasco


This 2022 edition of the Belgian Formula 1 Grand-Prix will be particularly scrutinized, due to the catastrophic scenario observed last year with this “non-race” still rewarded with points. While no confrontation had taken place on Sunday, on the track, between the pilots. Not to mention the dissatisfaction of the public, who came en masse to support the local hero (Max Verstappen), while having paid a high price in the stands…

Formula 1 Belgian Grand-Prix: we take the same ones…and we don’t do it again!

So, in principle, the organizers will have no trouble restoring the image of Spa Francorchamps this year, barring new precipitation and dantesque conditions, identical to those that occurred during the 2021 Belgian Grand-Prix. however, that doesn’t happen two seasons in a row. Knowing that measures have been taken upstream, in discussion with the sporting authorities (including the FIA), to prevent this type of spectacle, which is really distressing, from happening again. Because time, in itself, was not solely responsible for the fiasco. Indeed, many observers had rather pointed the finger at the rigidity of the regulation, not leaving enough room for maneuver to the decision-makers to propose viable solutions, for all.

Here are, for the record, these measures and solutions, which we were getting wind of a few months ago and which should, theoretically, change everything, if necessary:

The sporting powers have taken a radical measure, which will cut short any controversy, in the event of a race not having taken place under a “normal” regime, ie with the safety car. From now on, no points will be awarded, in a scenario similar to that of the last Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix. A logical decision, to be applauded, therefore. Then, three point systems were imagined, according to three other scenarios. Here are the details.

In the case of a distance covered greater than two laps and less than 25% of the overall number of laps, only the first five drivers will be rewarded, according to the following scale:

1st: 6 points

2nd: 4 points

3rd: 3 points

4th: 2 points

5th: 1 point

On the other hand, if the distance covered sails between 25% and 50% of the planned total, the first nine pilots will score points, according to the following scale:

1st: 13 points

2nd: 10

3rd: 8

4th: 6

5th: 5

6th: 4

7th: 3

8th: 2

9th: 1 point

Finally, if the distance covered varies between 50% and 75% of the overall distance of the Grand-Prix, the first ten drivers will score many points but according to the scale detailed below.

1st: 19 points

2nd: 14

3rd: 12

4th: 9

5th: 8

6th: 6

7th: 5

8th: 3

9th: 2

10th: 1 point

Article published on 08/26/2022 at 6:45 a.m.

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