Jenson Button supports new Formula 1 points system
Button, with the FIA trophy, won six races on his way to the 2009 world title
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has backed plans to introduce a new points scoring system next season.
The World Motor Sport Council approved a new system that would see the winner take 25 points with 20 awarded for second and 15 for third.
"It's a great idea," Button told BBC Radio 5 live. "It's nice that you get five points over second for winning.
"That's important because we all love winning races. I won six races this year and I got just two more points."
The proposal to alter how points are awarded came from the F1 Commission, which is made up of key stakeholders from the teams, promoters, suppliers and sponsors, and chaired by president Bernie Ecclestone.
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