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Opinion: Improving the 'double points' situation

Win this one in 2014 and you get 50 points. Red Bull/Getty Images The introduction of double points for the final round of a Formula 1 season was met with universal backlash from fans of the sport. It was the answer to a question which no-one had posed.  Nobody saw it coming. It came about, of course, as a ploy to keep the championship fight alive for longer and in turn increase Formula 1’s revenue – more interest, more money. But naturally those with an ounce of common sense were quick to point out the obvious. Yes, the 2013 season ended with a whimper after the Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull roadshow kicked into action. The reaction of the majority was to congratulate that particular...
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