Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has revealed that the defending champions were against the changes being made to F1's point system for the 2014 season.

The FIA confirmed earlier this week that double points would be awarded for the season finale in Abu Dhabi 'in order to maximise focus on the Championship until the end of the campaign'.

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has already said he feels the change is absurd while Marko has now revealed that the team was against the changes but was over-ruled.

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Marko added that the initial plan had actually been for double points to be awarded for the final four races of the year - which would have included Russia, the USA and Brazil - before the decision was taken to only award them at Yas Marina.

"We were against it," he told Sport Bild, "but our team boss Christian Horner was overruled.

"At first the plan was to award double points for the last four races."

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