Pole position trophy to be awarded from 2014

By on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vettel-Hamilton-RosbergThe FIA has confirmed that a pole position trophy will be awarded, beginning in 2014.

The trophy will be handed out to the driver who sets the most pole positions each season.

If there is a tie, the number of second places will be taken into account, followed by third places and so on, until a winner is confirmed.

Had the trophy been awarded in 2013, world champion Sebastian Vettel would have claimed the trophies after topping qualifying on nine occasions, compared to the five fastest times set by Lewis Hamilton.

The updated sporting regulations also confirmed that double points will be handed out in the season finale from 2014.

The FIA has also confirmed that driver numbers must be visible from the front of the car and on the driver's helmet.

As confirmed earlier in the year, grid penalties will be handed out should drivers contravene regulations governing Power Units. These include five place and 10 place grid drop, as well as a pit lane start should the whole unit require replacing.

If a driver sustains a Power Unit related grid penalty and the entire sanction cannot be served in one attempt, the remainder of the penalty will be carried over to the next event.

The sporting regulations also confirmed that a single tyre supplier, expected to be Pirelli, has been confirmed until the end of 2016.

Penalty points for drivers will also be introduced next season, with a driver excluded from the next event if he picks up 12 points.

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