F1 » F1 points to adopt ATP approach?

Is Bernie Ecclestone about to serve up a new means of determining F1's number one? Or is it a load of balls?

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November 06, 2013 12:24 PM

Some races worth more than others? Stupid idea.

If you want to make it interesting, get rid of qualifying and make the starting order the reverse of the points standings: to win the championship, you have to start last. Tied drivers do a coin flip to see who's in front. (OK, that's fairly stupid too, but at least it'd make for interesting races, not snore-fests like we've got now.)

Joan Williams

November 06, 2013 12:26 PM

Why not run it like BSB, with a 6, or less, race showdown at the end of the season. Every one expected Shane Byrne to win, but in an unexpected turn of fate Alex Lowes won. Top 6 could be awarded, say 500 points and then their scores in the showdown races could be added to that to decide the champion.


November 06, 2013 12:31 PM

What a load of baloney!! Leave it as it is as it works fine. The only way to change the results is to even up the playing field by making all the teams run on the same budget and for everyone to be equal within the Concorder agreement. It is a crazy situation to have some teams more equal than others.


November 06, 2013 12:54 PM

Do not change it to a BSB style scoring system. The only people that benefit are the organisers through bigger gate receipts being guaranteed at the end of the season.

The vast majority of BSB fans hate the system with a passion....not including this year (i've not looked it up) the two previous seasons had two winners who would not have won when comparing the points based on the previous system..i.e. the one with the most points at the end of the season wins....a system that skews the winner based on a Shootout is not a good system..the winner should eb the one who does best over the whole season and not some poxy play off system which would be better off in the NFL

Oh and Alex Lowes won...not due to a twist of fate but because he had the best run in...Shakey won loads at the start of the season and Alex won loads at the end


November 06, 2013 12:57 PM

Oh and here's an idea...just as stupid mind...whenever Seb wins he has to carry success ballast .... that ballast being Mark Webber who has to hold on for dear life for whole race...i said it was stupid...


November 06, 2013 1:03 PM

Dumbest thing I've heard in awhile. F1 would meet a swift death with that points system. It wouldn't at all be about who is best or most consistent. It would be who got lucky on a 100 point and 50 point race. You could have a team win 7-9 races and still lose the championship. Why not just play Russian roulette instead?

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

November 06, 2013 1:24 PM

The current points system is fine - I really dislike the 'showdown' in BSB, it feels very artificial.

If extra spice was needed, why not reward drivers points for fastest laps? Or one feature race and a sprint race with reverse grids? GP2 and GP3 have incorporated some or all of those and it definately adds to the show, without making the champion unworthy or 'lucky'.


November 06, 2013 1:55 PM
Last Edited 751 days ago

Oh ef off!!

So theoretically you could win 14 of 20 races in a season with your team mate being second each time, but your team mate wins in Brazil and you break down. So even though you've won 14 races the dude that you've thrashed all season is the new champion!

Changing from 10,8,6 to 25,18,15 was pointless enough but this latest proposal is truly bonkers!

Bernie's medal idea also fell out the loopy tree!

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