F1 » Gascoyne calls for points extension

Mike Gascoyne believes that every finisher should be rewarded with points in future F1 seasons.

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liam - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 2:48 PM

Makes sense to me, as these are no longer the days that half the field regularly retire from races. The championship is effectively ordered in such a manner that those who finish higher are placed higher, but recognition would be a good thing too.

Unc Tony - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 3:23 PM

OMG. mike Gascoyne can't get a point with his cars using a Renault Engine and a redbull gearbox. So because he can't get a point for his own car design he wants the point to come to him.
If you can't design a car with the equipment you have try harder or let some one try.

Dumper - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 9:58 PM

I tell you what Mike: why stop at F1, this idea could be translated to other sports as well. For instance instead of getting thrashed 8. Nil by Chelsea, Aston Villa would've come second.
In the Olympics, you could have had Gold, Silver, Bronze, and then Brass, Copper, Porcelain all the way down to Wood and Paper. It's the sort of PC world we see at School sportsdays where 'everybody' wins and there are no losers. Ahhh isn't that lovely.

Harold - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 10:54 PM

Normally I am a big supporter of the smaller teams. I actually dislike how big teams and big corporates dominate life.

However points should be scarce so the remain valuable. I preferred it when it was 9,6,4,3,2,1. With some unreliability thrown in there was something for everyone in the good old days.

But it is soft now, so they might as well hand out points and medals for turning up.

Nathan - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 1:20 AM

I don't think he's thought that through completely... Just after the FIA announce a huge increase is the teams' entry fees, according to how many points scored the preceding season, he reckons the smaller teams should get points every race? He's obviously no accountant...

Yak - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 2:20 AM

There are points to be made for either side of the argument, but at the end of the day I don't think it makes a huge difference. Even with points allocated all the way down the table, oddities can still occur that will put a generally lesser performing team higher up. I mean, look at Maldonado. One win, and only a few points finishes here and there for the rest of the season. It sure made him look good in the points next to Senna though. Same could happen team vs team. Marussia for whatever reason gets one unusually great finishing position and suddenly Caterham have to either perform well outside their capabilities, or just hope some luck comes their way too.

anonymous - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 2:49 AM

Larrousse got 2 points in 1994. Did they deserve to finish ahead of Lotus? No. Did they? Yes, because they got the points.

You want more points, you put in a better effort.

Yak - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 4:59 AM

I'm sure Gascoyne wouldn't have a problem with his own team finishing higher than their level of performance would normally allow them to.

BMFBW - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 12:18 PM

Stop crying, Mike! Even Arrows and Minardi and (maybe, not sure) even Osella got points back in th day when they were only given to the top 6!

(btw Compliments to Marussia on their improvement in 2012!)

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