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Column: F1's double points gimmick

– On Monday afternoon, Formula 1 fans were left in a state of shock over the FIA's latest string of regulation changes. While budget caps, minor time penalties and permanent numbers fall under the category of sensible suggestions, the concept of awarding double points for the season finale defies belief. That's right. From the 2014 campaign, teams and drivers will fight for greater reward at Round 19 of 19. "Is this an extended, six hour endurance race?" I hear people asking. Far from it. The distance, as always, stands at a little more than 300 kilometres, with circumstances precisely the same as the preceding 18 events. In the words of the governing body, placing emphasis...
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