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December 11, 2013 3:22 PM

F1 » F1 POLL: Are double points a step too far?

@107 Totally agree and I can only assume that this was done as part of the 'package' for Abu Dhabi to get the last race. Perhaps they wanted their race to be more important than the rest as well as being the finale.... Abu is probably the only circuit errr.. 'facility' that doesn't have to worry about paying Bernie's huge fee and is able to dictate terms rather than having to do what they're told. It won't be long before a rich circuit dictates that the drivers have to wear mankinis on the grid. :)


December 10, 2013 11:43 PM

F1 » F1 POLL: Are double points a step too far?

107SS2009: While Vettel says it's absurd his team (RBR) was party to the unanimous decision to implement this rule.
The team he works for... He is just an employee, his employer made the decision and they may even decide to get rid of him tomorrow if they so desired. The puzzle is why are the 6 teams so keen on the idea when the rest of the world think its daft..


December 10, 2013 5:15 PM

MotoGP » Should MotoGP change its points system?

All the comparison and complaints about the BSB 'showdown' system have failed to notice that it attracts a huge crowd - certainly at the last race - and that is what the organisers are trying to do. Double points on the last race is not the answer though. This year in the moto3 series (using exactly the same points system) there was a 3 way tussle at the final race. So close that whichever of the 3 won the race also took the championship. How much closer do you need it to be? It is clear from this that the points system works perfectly well. motoGP cannot seem to grasp the concept that if you have 4 machines with a huge advantage over the rest, they are always likely to clean up. Since 2011 only 4 riders have won races (effectively 3 though) and in 7 full seasons, no-one has won on a non-factory bike. None of this will be fixed by having double points for one race.


December 10, 2013 12:26 PM

F1 » F1 to introduce cost cap

aldo2654: I seriously think that they should look at the set up in Indycars in America and in Sportscars. There they are limited to the number of people around a car at a time and they should also bring back refuelling using the American system where it takes a little longer to refuel. Also why not use their hydraulic jacks rather than the manual.
Because they are illegal?


December 10, 2013 12:04 PM

F1 » F1 POLL: Are double points a step too far?

@superdowg The reason Abu Dhabi now have the final race is rather simpler than you suggest. They paid more money is the real answer. The problem is that it is not often that the final race decides the championship and Abu Dhabi (and Bernie) want the champion to be declared at the final race - Abu for the prestige, Bernie for the increased viewing figures. I'd have preferred to have seen FP3 replaced with qualifying, qualifying replaced by race one (on Saturday) and then race two on the Sunday. Far too reasonable though.

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