F1 » Blame Ferrari for double points – Ecclestone

After the double points rule comes in for more criticism in Jerez, Bernie Ecclestone claims it has been introduced to help Ferrari compete

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February 04, 2014 9:01 AM
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Wow, new low for Eclestone.

First he said we need new engines, then he said new engines are bad and nowdays hes ranting about them.

Eclestone just wants more money. Ratings were going down so they needed to do something to pick them up, not that teams are ever going to see that money.


February 04, 2014 9:13 AM

I've read this on other sites and it's b*llocks on so many levels and guaranteed to get the Ferrari conspiracy theorists jumping up and down before they've had the chance to think.

Firstly how does it help Ferrari any more than Mercedes, Lotus, McLaren etc? It potentially helps any team that's not leading the championship, not just Ferrari.

Bernie is after a close championship to keep the TV audiences up, he doesn't give a toss if it's Ferrari, Mercedes Red Bull or whoever that's in the running. And if he doesn't think Ferrari are doing a good enough job what about every other team on the grid other than RBR who have been doing a worse job than Ferrari?

The bottom line is there's been a fan backlash against this stupid double points idea and Bernie is trying to slither out of being largely responsible for it. If the fans all thought it was a great idea do you think Bernie would be giving Luca credit for it? No!


February 04, 2014 9:27 AM

I am totally against any races being given a greater points weighting than any other. However if they insist on going down this path in order to keep the championship alive as long as possible, I would suggest that they give the last 6 races of the season an added 50% points weighting (which would mitigate and hopefully average out any potential unfairness caused by mishaps) rather than sticking with the gimmick of double points for the last race alone.


February 04, 2014 10:29 AM

The thing is with douple points I imagine there's going to be a lot more "Fernando is faster than you, do you understand?"-type comments coming over the radio, not necessarily from Ferrari but all teams trying to bump their drivers up the championship table.


February 04, 2014 10:31 AM

If this ridiculous scheme is used on the last race, that race could be a shambles and make a mockery of the drivers efforts for the year.

Who wants to follow the f1 season to see the WDC won by a proxy fluke?

BE has stated the rule cannot be change, that absolute BS. Rules are changed where they are not effective.

C'Mon CRASH time for a Poll!


February 04, 2014 10:39 AM

This one half of chronic cancer left in F1 didn't like the LDM idea of preparing/organizing a proper F1 Corteo for his overdue funeral (LDM calling a F1 teams bosses meeting in preparation for his overdue demise from F1).
LDM declared his displeasure with the double points system.
While this one half chronic cancer left in F1 latest ass licker was saying that he too was against the double points system is now saying that the system will be better awarded for three races, same as the half cancer wants.

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