The sport's governing body made the announcement after a statement from the Formula One Teams' Association, who questioned the validity of the decision.
The World Motor Sport Council only announced on Tuesday that the 2009 F1 World Drivers' Championship would be decided by the most number of race wins and not the traditional points system.
With opposition from the teams and the question of whether the FIA could even change the rules so close to the new season, they have now relented on implementing the system immediately.
"On 17 March, the FIA World Motor Sport Council unanimously rejected FOTA's proposed amendment to the points system for the Formula One Drivers' Championship," read a statement from the FIA.
FIA just can't randomly change their sporting regulations illegally!!!