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FIA to award double points in F1 final race

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Howard, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | Engineer at Manor Racing Premium Member

    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    FIA to award double points in F1 final race

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  2. Nox

    Staff Member Premium Member

    Have to say I think double points for last race is very stupid.
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  3. Bruno Sousa Ferreira

    Bruno Sousa Ferreira
    Strategy Mister!


    No seriously. This is bullshit. And the cap being introduced in 2015? How long do you need? The FIA wanted to introduce it earlier, but they were veto'd. Will they get veto'd again next year?
  5. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    Double points ....... no. The championship is all about consistency, not a lucky or unlucky final race.
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  6. Mixed feelings on this.

    Firstly. I think it's a cool concept. The idea of double points at the finale means that more drivers would potentially have a mathematical chance of winning the championship, which could lead to more excitement. Plus it puts lots of pressure on the drivers/teams to not make mistakes. Overall, it heightens the drama and tension for the finale, which can only be a good thing.

    But, having double points at a race track like Yas Marina is mindblowing really. A terrible track to have the finale and this new rule. I dont think as many people would be angry if it were Interlagos instead. Can you imagine a dry/wet race like in 2012 which had so much excitement, and add on top of that double points.. it would be great in my opinion.

    My main concern with this is the direction in which F1 is going. More and more gimmicks are being added one by one like DRS and highly degradable tyres. The sport is slowly but surely becoming more and more artificial after each season, and it's becoming alarming. I wouldn't be surprised to see sprinklers beside the track or reverse grids in the near future.

    Oh dear..
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  7. I have an idea, let's just have only one F1 race per year to increase the excitement and give points for who drifts the most in the corners. Oh yeah .. and let's have Vettel start the race after the other drivers have 5 min in advance.
  8. Bull#### rule regarding double points! So you could have 2 drivers 7 points out of each other, with the leading driver finishing second in the final race, and second-placed driver winning, thus both having equal finishes for the year, but the driver who was behind, winning the championship by 7 points now because he won the last race.

    Bollocks. Imagine the farce and outrage at that particular situation.
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  9. You know if we had to have a change in the points system, I would of been more inclined to awarding a small number of points for qualifying in the top 10.

    Looking back this would of meant Alonso would of been champion in '12, Vettel would of been '09 champion and Massa '08 champion. Personally I think the way those seasons ended were perfectly fine.

    So finishing in the top 5 at the last race of the season means in almost every case more than actually winning any of the other races. Do not like.
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  10. Aidan Keranen

    Aidan Keranen
    Play by Play LoL+RL Caster at AussieGamingTV Premium Member

    double points are silly
    I also personally dislike the number changing, it should be about the teams, those that are there year after year. having the number 3 and 4 shows you were one of the best two teams last year, now if someone has 30 and 55 every year it shows nothing
    edit: I really hope this is like a December fools joke or something, this is turning me off F1 a lot
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  11. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Surprisingly I like the idea.
    If this was implemented in 2012, meaning Alonso won the title and not Vettel, no one would be complaining.

    Why not try something new to keep fans tuned in until the end. Rather than everyone losing interest with 4/5 races to go like this year.
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  12. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Makes drivers more marketable = more revenue = teams have more money = slightly less reliance on pay drivers as the top drivers are bringing a cash flow to the team.

    Think how many '46' stickers you see on cars already.
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  13. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | Engineer at Manor Racing Premium Member

    I think another method, such as the reverse grids, should be used rather than double points. Yas Marina is frankly not a great circuit for racing, and isn't going to be one to provide much of a spectacle.

    Also, Vettel already won FOUR races before the end, so it wouldn't even matter if the double points were there.

    I think this should be rethought, perhaps a joker card or something should be put in place, to mix up the racing throughout the season, rather than just at the end.
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  14. Now this will be no sport but lottery!

    Please, someone make petition on change.org so people can sign it (I cant because of my non native english skills). We will spread it all over the internet
  15. Instead we would of seen the championship decided on the first lap with Vettel's spin. Arguably seeing Vettel spinning, getting damage and then climbing up the field in changing conditions was far more entertaining than seeing Alonso drive away with the title.

    We would of lost the dramatic '08 finale and the crazy '09 Brawn season. And it wouldn't of helped this year anyways.

    I'm more interested in seeing this cost gap finally being applied and for the regulations to be freed up to allow teams more room for different engineering solutions, not this idea of one such race means more simply because its the last., it doesn't do anything for me.
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  16. The only people that lost interest at all this year, are the ones who won't follow it for the next 5 years on anyway - the fickle fans.

    The difference is that a rule like this will push away all the real fans who follow the sport for more than just who wins the championship.
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  17. Dux

    The 1st MK Formula 1 rFactor Sim-Racing Champion

    wait a minute, this is official ? i have been offline some time
  18. It was announced by the FIA today... :poop:
  19. James Allen's take on the new points rule -

    Probably couldn't of said it better myself.
  20. What's next, the NASCAR "Lucky Dog" rule for lapped cars?