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Video: FIA GT3 battle

If you like racing, more specifically the FIA GT3 championship, then you’ll love this video. Brilliant soundtrack, the footage is top-notch and it generally has a dramatic feel about it. Check the video out by reading the whole article.

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The BMW Z4 GT3 racer

The old Z4 GT3, as BMW hasn't released pictures of the new one yet.

BMW have been quite busy at work with their latest Z4 sports car and now, part of their customer racing programme, they made it possible for private teams to buy a new racing car from BMW: the GT3 Z4.

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Formula 1 Gets New Points System

The FIA has announced that the Formula 1 World Championship will get another points scoring system in 2010. As next year we will have 26 cars on the grid, the governing body of F1 announced a change was needed to deal with the increased interests of new teams to join the championship. Under the old system, points were accorded as following:

  1. 10 points
  2. 8 points
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
  5. 4 points
  6. 3 points
  7. 2 points
  8. 1 point

However, with the new system, points will be awarded to the first 10 drivers as follows:

  1. 25 points
  2. 20 points
  3. 15 points
  4. 10 points
  5. 8 points
  6. 6 points
  7. 5 points
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
  10. 1 point

The FIA say that this new system will be more appropriate with the increased number of cars on the grid, allowing some of the new teams which haven’t got so much money to score. As always in F1 lately, controversy has already sparked on the new points system with some people saying that by introducing this new regulation, comparisons between past and current drivers points will no longer be possible. The 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system was introduced in 2003 and the new one is said to be the greatest point system change in F1 history. Even tough I don’t usually agree with the FIA, this time I think they are absolutely right.

Source: Autosport

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