F1 » Kate Walker: All change in F1

In her latest exclusive column for Crash.net, Kate Walker reflects on the changes being introduced into F1 for 2014 and beyond…

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December 10, 2013 1:41 PM

"a decent finish in the last race for one of the backmarkers could and would determine the fight for tenth in a single event"

I would argue that since the teams battling for 10th in the championship still haven't scored a single point to date, that regardless of the final race being for double points, one of those teams would more than likely claim 10th position in the championship if they scored a point in any single event regardless of how many points were available for each point scoring position.

It's not likely to make much difference in terms of a championship but at least it may give an on form driver a chance at doing something special in the final race and giving the fans an exciting end to a season. Something which this championship has severly lacked.


December 10, 2013 4:18 PM

I'm neither for or against the permanent driver numbers, but I don't see it "improving" F1 in any way, it's just a marketing gimmick.
The double points for the last race is a ridiculous idea and I'm sure it wont last but just the fact that it's been proposed, considered and accepted in the mean time leaves me worried about the sanity of some of the sports leaders.
I honestly think Bernie's sprinkler system was a less bonkers idea than this, it's utterly ludicrous.


December 10, 2013 7:06 PM

What is this story about.The most used name in the piece is Kate Walker. SEVEN (7) times. Every piece done by her starts and ends the same, beinning....superwoman, while orbiting the globe Kate Walker dropped into the paddock for her usual feast of breaking news and exclusively to crash! Really, how long are you people goinv to continue with this DC Comics excuse for journalism. Whats the connection or magic here?


December 10, 2013 11:18 PM

The purpose of double points system at the final race is to keep the title race open at the season finale. I guess everyone of us would like the title race going to the wire, so what's wrong with that. I know that isn't right that one GP to be more important than all the others, especially a circuit which entered F1 by 2009. But F1 has had many different point systems and they didn't ruin the sport. And to the fact that a driver could be unlucky at the last race and loose the championship as a result, Mansell, Hill, Hamilton, Alonso and many others has been unlucky at the last race and lost the championship. A driver/team could do very well during a season but the season itself is over on the last race not on the penultimate race, so is the same for everyone.

Jim Clausen

January 01, 2014 12:22 PM
Last Edited 769 days ago

Teams, such as Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull, which will have way more money than the cap allows will find a way to spend it which will be within the cap rules. Money is part of the competition in F1. By capping budgets, a poor attempt will be made to level the competition. If you want to see racing at it's lowest common denominator, watch Nascar, for god's sake.

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