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Massa: FOTA points plan best for F1
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Felipe Massa has slammed the decision to reject FOTA's revised points system, and the subsequent U-turn on the FIA's own 'winner takes all' plan.

The Ferrari driver said he had been dismayed by the confusion that erupted when the FIA World Motor Sport Council announced that the 2009 champion would be the driver with the most wins – only to have to abandon the plan when the teams pointed out that the rules could not be changed at this stage without their unanimous support, which would not be forthcoming.

Massa still backs FOTA's idea for a 12-9-7-5-4-3-2-1 points distribution, because he agrees that the winner needs a greater reward but does not the title battle should be based solely on victories.

"The FOTA plan was the best for the sport and then a completely different story came out," said Massa.

"It was a complete mess and no one liked it.

"I think the winner needs to have a better advantage compared to the second but not in terms of wins, in terms of points."

He dismissed Bernie Ecclestone's claim that the narrow gap between first and second in the current points system meant drivers weren't bothering to push for wins.

"People say drivers don't concentrate enough on the victory but drivers always fight for the victory," Massa insisted.

He also reckons a winner takes all system – which Ecclestone remains adamant will be implemented in 2010 – would result in a greater use of team orders.

"Inside a team, if one driver wins three races, the other driver has no chance so the team will do everything for the driver who won three," said Massa.

"So you force the teams to have a first driver and that's not good for the sport."

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