Don’t like ‘double points’? Turn your TV off

Apparently we’re not alone in our concern over Formula 1’s double-points nonsense for the final race in the 2014 season at Abu Dhabi. Messrs. Hope-Frost and Straw at AUTOSPORT caught up with Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey and he said:

“It’s a personal view, but I’m not a fan of it at all,” Newey told AUTOSPORT.

“To me it just seems very artificial that third place [in Abu Dhabi] will now be worth more than first place at Monaco or another race.”

Now, that may be his opinion but it most likely is the opinion of a majority of F1 fans that have sounded off with their dislike of the concept. The rule was approved but even F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he intended it to be the final three or four races, not just the last race.

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