Originally posted by Stibbles
Having read your emails over the past few years I'm not surprised. You always want to be different.
I am certain that I have never send you any e-mails.
And it may be different to you, it is however close to what I have been promoting for several seasons, only 'my' system would count wins and nothing else, no points. In case there was a tie on wins, then and only then I would look at second places finishes, if there was a tie on second place finishes, then and only then I would look at third place finishes.
I obviously see the reasoning behind a number of the arguments against this new system, but I do not see it as proof that the apocalypse is upon us. And rather than go all ballistic on the idea, as some posters do (not you) (and the posters who agree with it), then accept that there different views and opinions on this matter. Neither Mosley, or any of the other members of the WMSC (if they were the ones deciding this) are morons, they are not out to ruin F1, they do not have motives of powergrabbing (apart from what all political animals have), they have visions and ideas about F1, it's future and it's future well being.
If the new rules are recanted this season, or next or in 10 years it is not a failure, it was a system which worked well, poorly or adequately and was then replaced with something else.
The past 30 years there have been many ways to award the WDC, and the WDC remain and none of the actual winners of the WDC are seriously questioned as undeserving.
My view on the NASCAR chase is that it changed a much better system, to a worse. But Jimmy Johnson can't complain, Gordon arguably can as he would have 2 championships more under the old rules. But does he? NO he does not, since the drivers race under and according to the rules at hand.
The reliability of F1 cars have become quite good, why am I supposed to think that a rule change in points scoring will suddenly have drivers fall of track left, right and center? On average there must be something like 15 finishers in each race the past couple of seasons, so positions do count, now we get a system where winning actually will mean exactly that.
Win and you win.
I like that idea, if it turns out not to work, then I have no problem in it being changed once more. But for now, I do like this idea.