24 Mar 2009

Points row is embarrassing - Ferrari chief

11:06 am on 24 March 2009

The Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali says the row over the points system for this season's Formula One championship is embarrassing.

The International Automobile Federation said last week the winner of the most races would take this season's drivers' title but then appeared to perform a U-turn after pressure from the Formula One Teams' Association.

The association wanted a grand prix winner to receive 12 points instead of 10 and now it appears that last year's points system will remain.

A row over diffusers is also brewing before Sunday's season-opening race in Australia.

The FIA president Max Mosley expects teams to protest the rear diffusers on the Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams cars.