London, Nov.19 : If Grand Prix chief Bernie Ecclestone has his way, Formula One champion racer Lewis Hamilton could be racing for gold medals next season.
According to The Sun, Ecclestone is planning to spice up Formula One radically, and reckons an Olympic style medal system for the top three finishers will pep up the event from a speactator point of view.
Ecclestone said: "I'm 100 per cent certain it's the right way to go. It'll get the drivers overtaking. Everybody is happy with the idea. The teams are all very supportive."
Hamilton, 23, became the youngest champ by just one point after finishing fifth in a thrilling finale in Brazil earlier this month.
But under Ecclestone's system, Ferrari's Felipe Massa's victory would have clinched him the title as he won six races compared to Hamilton's five.