The Formula 1 is preparing to change the scoring system this season by granting an extra point to the pilot that establishes the fastest lap to the circuit.
An informed source told Reuters that the result of an electronic vote by the F1 commission was expected on Monday and that the change is written into the regulations in time for the opening race next week in Melbourne.
Measure has already been approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, but decisions made on Thursday in a statement are not mentioned. The final approval would be a formality.
The extra point would be granted only if the driver who makes the fastest lap finishes in the top 10. F1 awarded an extra point to the fastest lap in the first decade of its existence as a world championship from 1950-1959.