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Should Formula 1 Keep Its Controversial Double-Points Rule Despite Criticism?

For much of this year, the double-points rule has cast a shadow over Formula One.  The punch-and-counter-punch title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the dominant Mercedes drivers, has—like several battles throughout the field—been fun while it has lasted.  But those wheel-to-wheel battles, those 15 wins between them and indeed those retirements have always taken place against the backdrop of double points and the knowledge that the destiny of the title would ultimately be decided at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where 50 points will be handed to the race winner.  The idea that one grand prix should mean so much more than the preceding 18 events, of course, cheapens the entire sport.  And it goes a...

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