(PRWEB UK) 17 December 2013
Motorsport.co.uk today announced they could see why the FIA had taken the unusual step of awarding double the points for the last race of the season.
The unusual step to make one race more important to win in a drivers pursuit of the World Championship than any other is certainly controversial but maintaining interest right to the end of the season is a challenge when one car is so dominant that the competition element is questionable. Weighting the final race wouldn’t have changed a thing this year with the Bed Bull car being 145 points ahead yet Vettel has been critical of the reform, believing it unfair.
"This is absurd and punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season," the 26-year-old German Red Bull driver told German magazine Sports Bild.
"Imagine that on the last weekend of the Bundesliga season, they suddenly double the points.
"I value the old traditions in Formula One and I don't understand this new rule."
Motorsport.co.uk is one of the leading F1 news sites and has been providing news, features and live updates during the Formula One Grand Prix season. The 2014 season will be the 65th season of the World Championship. In 2014 the championship will also see the introduction of a revised engine formula that will see the end of the 2.4 litre V8 engines in favour of a 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 with incorporated energy recovery system.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say, “Obviously what everyone wants is exciting, competitive motorsport that is gripping from the beginning to the end of the season and when titles are won several races before the end it does obviously reduce interest for those races still to be run. These reforms are clearly designed to ensure that there is more chance within a competitive season for a meaningful final race. There is clearly a big gap between Red Bull and the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren in the constructors stakes and it could be argued that perhaps more needs to be done to ensure the cars are closer in specification than ensuring a big gap could be overhauled by bad luck in the final race.”
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