New points system revealed for Formula 2 and Formula 3
The final details of the sporting regulations for Formula 2 and Formula 3’s new formats have been announced, including the scoring system for both championships.
The initial details of a new format were announced back in September, with F2 and F3 set to race together on the same weekends as Formula 1 from 2022, reverting from three races a weekend each, to two.
After one free practice session per championship, the grid for Sunday’s main event will be decided by one qualifying session each.
The points awarded for the Feature Race will remain the same as the points awarded for an F1 Grand Prix. However, only two points will be awarded for pole position – down from four in 2021.
The grid for Saturday’s Formula 2 Sprint Race will be determined by reversing the top 10 of Qualifying. The top eight finishers of the race will then be awarded the following points in order of position: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.
In Formula 3, the grid for Saturday’s Sprint Race will be determined by reversing the top 12 drivers from Qualifying. The top 10 will then be awarded the following points in order of position: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.
One point per race will be given to the driver who achieves the fastest lap, but only if they finish inside of the top 10.
The Sporting Regulations remain subject to World Motor Sport Council approval.