Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone backs radio ban for drivers

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at Monza, Italy on September 8, 2013
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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says that all the drivers are "happy" about the new team radio rules.

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes that limiting the communication between teams and drivers over the radio is a good move.

The new rules, which prevent engineers from giving their drivers advice during races, have been implemented by the FIA ahead of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

"The drivers are all happy it's gone," BBC Sport quotes Ecclestone as saying. "They drive the cars, they should know what's wrong and right."

Nico Rosberg currently sits 22 points ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship standings.

British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates next to second placed Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg on the podium after the Italian Formula One Grand Prix motor race at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 7, 2014
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1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0