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'Double points totally, utterly wrong'

Former Champ John Surtees says the new double points rule goes against the "true spirit" as it would "artificially" manipulates the Championship. For this year's Championship double points will be awarded at the final race in Abu Dhabi in a bid to keep the title race alive to the final hurdle. The decision, though, has not gone down well with many. "It must be purely a commercial gimmick," Surtees, the 1964 World Champion, told NBC's MotorSportsTalk. "I think it's totally and utterly wrong. "This means of trying to artificially change the results of Championships or races is something which is not in the true spirit of what we should be trying to...
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