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Why Formula 1 Must Stand Up Against Double-Points Rule

The sport of Formula One racing has seen so many changes over the decades since the inaugural championship season in 1950 that it’s impossible to keep track of all of them. This season sees one of the most radical changes in the sport’s history with the introduction of 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged power units replacing the 2.4-litre V8 engine. But it is another rule that has raised the heckles of many fans, teams and drivers alike and that is to award double points for the final race of the season. It means that a driver, who has not been the most consistent during the previous 18 rounds can overturn a large deficit to snatch ultimate glory in Abu Dhabi. The ruling was devised to spice up the spectacle until the final race of the ...

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