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#1 D.M.N.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:52

:eek: :eek:

 

Pablo Elizalde ‏@EliGP 2m
Wowser, double points will be awarded in the final race of the season from next year. #F1
5:49 PM - 9 Dec 13 


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#2 pRy

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:55

When will Bernie realise that the points system makes no difference to if people can win races or not.

 

And it's a slippy slope once you do this because other races such as Monaco will start to demand bigger points allocations too.



#3 ZionLH

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:56

Oh Lord  :rolleyes:



#4 jrg19

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:56

Seriously?



#5 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:58

"@EliGP: They call F1 a circus for a reason."



#6 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:58

I hope someone investigates whether the holder of the last race offered money for this rule change.

 

Even NASCAR wouldn't do something this dumb. The last race of the year is run no differently than the first, second, or ninth event. The cars are the same and all the competitors are at every round. Points are points. 



#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:59

That's just asking for someone to be 51 points ahead before Abu Dhabi.



#8 dau

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:00

What? Where did that come from? Hmm, i think i'll wait until we have something official.



#9 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:02

Just imagine the arguments on here when a driver wins the championship thanks to double points but wouldn't have won with normal points.



#10 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:02

http://www.fia.com/f...ulation-changes



#11 sennafan24

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:02

I am cynical if this is true

 

This is clearly a ploy to increase the chances of the WDC title being alive by the last race of the season.

 

edit: okay its official  ):, not a fan


Edited by sennafan24, 09 December 2013 - 18:03.


#12 senna da silva

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:02

Lets have success ballast and reverse grids as well just to complete the lunacy!



#13 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:02

What? Where did that come from? Hmm, i think i'll wait until we have something official.

Look on the FIA website 



#14 Zoetrope

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:03

What the... 



#15 DampMongoose

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:04

"@EliGP: They call F1 a circus for a reason."

 

The clown cars are here already and strangely Bernie the Ringmaster is the guy walking the tightrope at the moment...



#16 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:05

Putting my sensible hat on, it's not really that big a deal is it? Points systems are always somewhat arbitrary and I don't think it'll change my level of enjoyment of the sport at all.



#17 ollebompa

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:06

We must as soon as possible do some sort of petition and send it to the FIA.



#18 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:07

Because there's no reason to do it. Racing is different from other sports in that you don't need a playoff system or championship game. Everyone gets to compete against everyone else, at the same time, all year long. 

 

I hope they at least get double prize money for the last race. 



#19 currupipi

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:07

stupid, 



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#20 jrg19

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:07

If someone has raced an amazing season and accumulated 49 points more than the next driver with 1 race to go and he doesn't take the championship it would be a travesty. 



#21 dau

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:07

 

 

Look on the FIA website 

 

Oh god, it is offical then. What the hell. 

 

The 5 second penalty sounds good though. Maybe one thread for all rule changes?



#22 ollebompa

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:08

Putting my sensible hat on, it's not really that big a deal is it? Points systems are always somewhat arbitrary and I don't think it'll change my level of enjoyment of the sport at all.

 

But the competition becomes artificial.



#23 TomNokoe

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:08

This is bad. Barely any race deserves double points, let alone Abu Dhabi.

#24 dau

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:08

We must as soon as possible do some sort of petition and send it to the FIA.

 

Good luck with that. FIA alone can't do ANYTHING. Both Strategy Group and F1 Commission consist of FIA, FOM and the teams. 



#25 Markn93

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:10

Interesting reasoning, awful execution. 



#26 Gorma

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:10

THIS IS ****ing BULLSHIT!



#27 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:10

But the competition becomes artificial.

 

Isn't it always? I don't think it's the right way to go about it, but it's hardly the end of the world.

 

I know it's fashionable act like every poor decision made in F1 is destroying the sport, but I really don't see how this has any major effect.



#28 DampMongoose

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:11

I presume the final race will be an old school Grande Epreuve distance to make the points make sense???  Thought not...

 

Why not have the tv audience vote online as to how many points the drivers receive, based on how shit the race was, that would make more sense than this contrived crap!



#29 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:11

If someone has raced an amazing season and accumulated 49 points more than the next driver with 1 race to go and he doesn't take the championship it would be a travesty. 

 

Has anyone ever lost the championship going into the last race 1 win - 1 point in the lead? It's not very likely.



#30 DampMongoose

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:12

But the competition becomes artificial.

 

What do you mean becomes? 



#31 GoodSister

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:12

This is just asking for trouble...



#32 Les

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:13

I despair I really do! 

A few points I've copied and pasted out of my Twitter through sheer laziness: 

I would actually agree that a race at Abu Dahbi should be awarded Half Points...

If they do insist on this Double Points nonsense then the last race has to be at a circuit fitting of double points i.e. Interlagos.

This just seems to be trivialising F1 though. As if things hadn't been getting artificial enough.


Edited by Les, 09 December 2013 - 18:13.


#33 P0inters

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:15

Why do the FIA always ignore the fans ? They should know already that WE DON'T LIKE ARTIFICIAL. We're supposed to be going back to where we afre but instead we  are going further away from it with even more artificial BS. :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:



#34 ollebompa

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:15

Isn't it always? I don't think it's the right way to go about it, but it's hardly the end of the world.

 

I know it's fashionable act like every poor decision made in F1 is destroying the sport, but I really don't see how this has any major effect.

 

A race win is a race win. Should allways be worth the same to every compeditor. This distorts that.



#35 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:16

So how many WDCs would have turned out differently had last races always been awarded double points? 



#36 Gorma

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:16

Fourth place at Abu Ahabi rewards 24 points. One less than a win anywhere else. *!#%#!"%#%"#¤#&%¤&¤%&"#¤%"#¤&


Edited by Gorma, 09 December 2013 - 18:17.


#37 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:17

A race win is a race win. Should allways be worth the same to every compeditor. This distorts that.

 

I agree with that. I just don't see why awarding double points at the last race incites so much anger round here.



#38 SophieB

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:18

@EliGP: Maybe they can do quadruple points in 2015 to make it even more "exciting"

@EliGP: Abu Dhabi moved to final race of the year. Final race of the year gets double points. How convenient.

@EliGP: When asked if double points also meant double prize money, Jean Todt said: "LOL."


Ah, I love you, Pablo.

#39 dau

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:19

Why do the FIA always ignore the fans ? They should know already that WE DON'T LIKE ARTIFICIAL. We're supposed to be going back to where we afre but instead we  are going further away from it with even more artificial BS. :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:  :down:

Neither the Strategy Group nor the F1 Commission are "the FIA" regardless of how many angry smileys you post.


Edited by dau, 09 December 2013 - 18:20.


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#40 onewingedangel

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:19

Absolutely stupid change.



#41 keiichi

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:20

Yeah...This double points thing in Abu Dhabi stinks of bribery...



#42 Massa_f1

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:21

Terrible idea.



#43 Gorma

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:21

So how many WDCs would have turned out differently had last races always been awarded double points? 

2012, 2008, 2003.



#44 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:21

Boycott Now!

 

Alternative WDC Tophy on kickstarter.com OK! :cool:

 

Did they go harder for 1st place after the new point system???

, ridiculous,

will they go harder in the last race of 2014 beause of that sh*t fuuuuuuuuuuck!!


Edited by SealTheDiffuser, 09 December 2013 - 18:35.


#45 rhukkas

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:21

If a circuit has a greater overall championship value then all the other circuits really need to be looking at the fee they are paying Bernie to host a championship round of lesser value.



#46 Knot

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:22

These folks seem to be playing Calvinball.



#47 seahawk

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:24

Ok my interest in F1 will last to the second race, when I have seen the cars, heard the engines and can tell who did an good job for 2014, I no longer need to watch the races.



#48 Wanderer

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:24

I wonder what strategies the teams will come up with to maximize their last-race-performance.



#49 nosecone

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:24

I really start to ask myself wether i watch F1 or not next year. I was going to accept DRS and "the tyres" because they spiced up the races, but now they went too far... If this rumour turns out to be true... This is not the F1 i learned to love



#50 Jelinski619

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 18:25

How ridiculous. They fail to see the disadvantages - any bad luck or mechanical issues are effectively doubled in that race. Someone could be in third position the entire season, fluke a rainy win in the last round and win the championship. Imagine the backlash. Even he would feel bad.