OUT THE WINDOW: Bernie Ecclestone’s double-points idea has been dropped by the Formula 1 Commission for the 2015 season. Image: Christof Stache
PARIS, France - The controversial double-points system used for the final Formula 1 GP of 2014 will not be used again, says British magazine Autosport.
The publication said the Formula One Commission, at a meeting in Geneva, had decided to cancel the Bernie Ecclestone-inspired idea that was supposed to add spice to the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi on November 23 in an attempt to keep the title fight alive to the finish.
NO POINT, ANYWAY
However the gimmick proved hugely unpopular with fans and in the end played no role in the championship battle with Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton comfortably winning his second F1 Drivers’ title.
The agreement still needed to be approved by the sport's governing body, the International Automobile Federation’s World Motor Sport Council, which will meet in Doha on December 3 2014.