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Examining the 10 Formula 1 Title Races Double Points Would Have Affected

Formula One's decision to award double points for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix—the final race of the season—was met with a mixture of disbelief, horror and dismay among fans. The system was implemented with the unanimous approval of every team on the grid and championed by promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The FIA stated it was brought in "to maximise focus on the championship until the end of the campaign." It was a purely commercial decision with no thought for the sporting consequences, and in the end it wasn't needed. The title race would have gone down to the wire anyway. We are now faced with the prospect of seeing a tainted champion crowned, all for the sake of an ill-conceived, unwanted and unnecessary gimmick. Had the r...

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