Kubica played down the importance of the rule for Williams, who is likely to be competing outside the top ten after an unfavourable pre-season test.
“I think unfortunately it doesn’t affect us a lot at least for now," Kubica said. "An extra point I think it can unlock some strange scenarios at the end of the race with some cars pitting.
"All of a sudden we will see people, cars coming in. It will depend, it will be a kind of domino I think. But as I said we are not really interested about it.”
“It’s good that they’ve at least restricted it to the top 10 so you do have something potentially to lose if you’re going to pit for a fresh set of tyres to get the fastest lap,” he said.
However, Ricciardo doesn't think it will prove to be important in this year's championship fight.
“I haven’t really thought that much about it,” he added. “We’ll see how it plays out. I don’t think it will decide a championship. It could do, but I don’t think it will.”