F1 Explained: How does points scoring system work?
The Formula 1 scoring system is based on a points system. The winner of each race is awarded 25 points, while the second-place finisher receives 18 points and the third-place finisher gets 15 points. The points awarded decrease progressively until the tenth-place finisher, who receives 1 point.
At the end of the season, the driver who has accumulated the most points is crowned the World Champion. The same scoring system is applied to teams, and the team with the highest total points is awarded the Constructors’ Championship.
In addition to the World Championship, there are also other awards and titles within Formula 1. For example, there is a separate championship for the fastest driver in qualifying sessions called the Pole Position Trophy. There is also the DHL Fastest Lap Award, given to the driver with the most fastest laps during the season.
These various scoring systems and championships add an extra level of excitement and competitiveness to the world of Formula 1 racing.