F1 champion Sebastian Vettel
has questioned the decision to alter the points system in place for the 2014 season.
In a move announced by the FIA, double points will be awarded
for the season finale in Abu Dhabi in a move designed to keep the title fight alive for longer.
While the change would have had no impact on the 2013 title battle, it would have seen Vettel lose the title to Fernando Alonso
in 2012 and the Red Bull
man questioned whether or not it was a move that needed to be taken.
"Imagine at the last Bundesliga [German football league] match there would suddenly be double points," he was quoted as telling the German 'paper Sport Bild
. "This is absurd and punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season. I treasure the old traditions in Formula 1 and don't understand these new rules."
Vettel's viewpoint has been share by a number of fans and pundits like, with Sky F1
commentator Martin Brundle amongst those to question if a change was needed.
“Double points for the last F1 GP of the season looks like an answer to a question nobody was asking,” he said. “Devalues the other races too.”