Most wins wins

The FIA has today announced a new points scoring system for the 2009 F1 system: effectively the driver with the most race wins will take the Drivers Championship title. It might sound sensible, but it does throw up some strange anomalies…

Why, for example, has being rewarded for consistently good driving been removed from the equation? Under the new rules, the driver with the most wins gets the WDC crown, yet the old points system will stay in place should two drivers end the season on an equal number of firsts.

But should driver A take four first places, and then stay in bed for the rest of the season, and no other driver get the same amount of firsts, then driver A could theoretically win from under his duvet. An extreme example, I know, but still plausible.

So even if driver B gets second place at every race – or 136 points under the old/current system – that counts for nothing. Under this new system, gung-ho driving seems to be rewarded, rather than consistently good driving.

Goes rather against F1’s claims to have the world’s best drivers, weekend after weekend, doesn’t it?

Of course, this could be good news for Brawn. If the ex-Honda team are as fast as they appear to be in pre-season testing, they could rack up some wins at the beginning of the season, before their pace drops off when they find themselves unable to afford to develop the car later in the year.

And my brother’s just pointed this out, which is something to think on:

‘I was just re-reading the thing the FIA released about the difference the medal system would have made if it had always been the case and one thing that’s interesting is that more championships would have been shorter (14) than would have been longer (8) which takes away something huge from the spectators. Admittedly there would have been more final race showdowns though. Well, one more…’

Surely Bernie is shooting himself in the foot here? And just think: if a driver somehow wins the first nine races, he could have the WDC title sewn up by Germany.

Just imagine: it could encourage Michael Schumacher back into F1. Wrap up the title by July, Big Schu, and then back to your massive house on Lake Geneva with another massive trophy.

All hail the new era of F1…

UPDATE: I’ve just had a look at the FIA’s press release again with regards how they’ll decide second place overall, and it says: ‘The rest of the standings, from second to last place, will be decided by the current points system. There is no provision to award medals for first, second or third place.’ Which means, potentially, the driver with the second most wins won’t necessarily finish the season as the second best driver, if he’s got less points overall. Which is just, well, odd is it not?

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Just think this is the last nail in my Formula 1 coffin. I’m an avid fan, buy the merchandice, go to the weekends, watch on tv when my wages or timetable doesn’t allow, argue with mates about who gonna do well at each circuit. If this system comes into force, be it this year or next,i’m outta here an dedicating my time and money to the BTCC. close racing, bumper to bumper, never a clear winner and it really gets me on the edge of my seat. once again Bernie has ignored the supporters and with the planet being in a so called recession, should he not be trying to maintain the audience’s interest, rather than alienating it?? Maybe a weekend at Max’s favourite massage parlour would set his head straight.

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Just heard Bernie’s wife divorcing him, obviously she don’t agree with the new system either lol. Gimme a call babe, i got a spare ticket to Melbourne an no honey to take xx

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I HAVE JUST READ IN THE PAPER ITS BEEN OVERTURNED!!!
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS SS!!!!!!!!!!:D

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Just read that he wants this system for 2010, whatever the teams/fans say.
This Bernie is way to clever for all this stupid decisions. It must be intentional. F1 has to go bankrupt for whatever reason.

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So glad its been overturned… Hopefully it will be put in the scrap bin FOREVER, not just next year…

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Bernie Ecclestone,F1 big-(comedy)wig,has said very recently that he’s determined to introduce his universally-hated new points scheme in 2010.

Give it up Bernie!!YOU LOSE!!

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What i can’t seem to figure out is why this “most wins” system was even considered, as opposed to just awarding more points for 1st place?

It’s like if someone has a nice house but they want to remodel a bathroom. The “most wins” rule is like tearing down the whole house and building a new one. Sure, you have a nice new bathroom, but you have an entirely different house.

I just don’t get it.

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Maybe Max mosely has realised he’s killed his credability to do his job and is taking formula one down with it.
I recon top gear should get together with the BTCC and work together?
Think about it… for years people could aspire to own a sportier example of ur mainstream saloon through touring cars.
You could maybe even up the excitement by including the stig or the odd celebrity, end result people start buying more new cars they have seen like they used to… you could even help solve the car industries problems

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F1 is F1 and is not replaceable by any other class.
The teams should step up and take their responsibility and protect F1, they invested huge amounts because it is the best game in the world.
It is easy:
-Ban Kers.
-Bring the wings in proportion to make the cars cool again.
-Keep the point system as it is.
-Stop making changes all the time.
-Kick this two old men out and replace them by petrol heads like Berger or Lauda.

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or Jean Todt?? (hey, might be a good idea… =P )

Just to add to the randomness…
Top Gear F1 Racing Team =P

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Jean Todt??
He is the man who instructed Barrichello to slow down to let Schumi win, remember?…
I fear he will be the future FIA man, in that case we will only c scarlat cars winning races, probably being helped in a way even more striking (if possible) than now.

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Anyone else noticed that last year, Massa won more races than Lewis, but Lewis won on the virtue of having more points? Seems that Ferrari has a man inside the FIA as well as McLaren, planting crap ideas everywhere…

PS. Good luck Lewis! Just make sure you beat Massa! Nothing else matters!

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