OCTOBER 28, 2002
F1 Commission rule changes
Monday's F1 Commission meeting yielded some minor changes to the Formula One rules, including changes to the qualifying procedures, an expanded points system, changes to the tire regulations, and a ban on team orders.
The current one-hour qualifying format will be replaced by two one-hour sessions - one on Friday and one on Saturday. Friday's session will determine the order the cars run on Saturday. Rather than allow any number of cars on the circuit during the sessions, the cars will be sent out one at a time for one flying lap.
The scoring system has been revised to award points through 8th place. Points awarded will be: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for first through eighth place.
Tire companies will be allowed to supply two different tire compounds for each team they supply but these do not have to be the same for every team.
Team orders that are seen to effect the outcome of the race are banned.
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