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Formula 1 Sells Its Soul with Double Points Gimmick

Formula One has sold its soul to the God of Tacky Gimmicks. The FIA has announced that from 2014 onwards, the final race of the year will award double points in an attempt to keep title races alive right to the end of the season. That's right folks. A win at classic beauties like Monaco, Silverstone or Spa will be worth half as much as a win at the characterless, dreary Yas Marina. With 50 points awarded to the victor, the FIA hope the move will keep fans interested for longer. Respected motorsport correspondent Kevin Eason summed up the general vibe on Twitter: The move seems to be a response to the ever-expanding pall of apathy which descended over F1 towards the end of 2013 as Sebastian Vettel ran away with the title. But it would have ...

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