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Are double points a step too far for F1?

Double points will be on offer for the 2014 F1 season finale - but is it a decision that is a step too far for the sport?
The 2014 F1 title battle will take on an intriguing twist after the announcement that the season finale in Abu Dhabi will award double points.

The decision as taken by F1's strategy group and the Formula One commission following a meeting in Paris and is now part of the regulations for the new season, with the FIA stating that awarding double points will help to 'maximise focus on the championship until the end of the campaign'.

The double points award was only one part of the changes announced by the governing body, alongside things like permanent driver numbers and five second penalties for minor infringements on track, but it is the former that has led to widespread discussion from fans and experts alike.

While some can see the reasoning behind the decision, many fear the impact it could have on the title fight and fears have already been expressed about the possibility that the 'wrong' driver could end up being crowned champion if the result of the final race goes a certain way.

But what is your viewpoint?

Will double points in the season finale help to improve the show, or is it a step too far – especially given the fact that fresh regulations for 2014 are already expected to spice up the action?

To have you say, simply CLICK HERE and feel free to give your reasons in the comments box below…



Tagged as: commission , Strategy Group , 2014 , points , FIA

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Taz

December 10, 2013 9:00 AM

@107SS2009 Totally agree. They are treating the fans like idiots. You expect this manipulation of the show in the BTCC but this is a step too far for F1. It was bad enough with the cheese tyres and DRS and dubious application of penalties. The 5sec penalty is worrying as well, more tools to the totally inconsistent race stewards. It's supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport but might as well call it wacky races.



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