The controversial double-point rule in the last race of the season did not meet with approval from fans, and Bernie Ecclestone has now expressed a desire to change the rule. Double points are expected to be shared in the last three races.
Earlier this month, FIa announced that racers in the final race of the upcoming 2014 season will receive double points for their rankings, making the decision on the champion known only at the end of the final race. As said, the fans did not accept this idea with enthusiasm, and Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo announced that they would delete the rule after the first season of validity.
But Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone told The Daily Telegraph that the Formula One Strategic Group, made up of representatives of Fie, Foma, and Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Williams and Lotus teams, may delete the rule as early as January.
“Sam would have preferred to see the double points shared in the last three races. However, it may happen that the rule will be deleted from the rules at the next meeting of the Strategic Group, ”said Ecclestone.
Unlike the fans, the rule was supported by television stations, which were very unhappy with the drop in ratings of the last races of the 2013 season, which was dominated by Sebastian Vettel. Ecclestone believes the double points should be shared in the last three races, or not at all. “I think we should share double points in three races, or not at all. With more valuable last three races, the championship would be interesting for everyone, fans, journalists and the media, as the decision on the champion would be delayed until the last one, ”added Ecclestone.
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