Double points to be awarded for season finale

2014 F1 season

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Yas Marina, 2013The FIA has announced drivers and teams will score double points at the final race of the season from next year.

The change, one of several items which the FIA said had been “unanimously approved”, has been made “in order to maximise focus on the championship until the end of the campaign”. It was agreed after meetings of the F1 Strategy Group and Formula One Commission today.

Points will be allocated as follows:

Position Normal race Final race
1st 25 50
2nd 18 36
3rd 15 30
4th 12 24
5th 10 20
6th 8 16
7th 6 12
8th 4 8
9th 2 4
10th 1 2

The 2014 F1 season finale will take place at Abu Dhabi.

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398 comments on Double points to be awarded for season finale

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  1. MarkM (@mpmark) said on 10th December 2013, 20:23

    F1 died years ago, the ridiculous continues.

  2. Yosi (@yoshif8tures) said on 10th December 2013, 22:45

    F1 just keeps getting dumber. Drives away the fans whilst not gaining any new ones. Casual fans will always be casual.

  3. Simon Turner (@cactusrose) said on 11th December 2013, 2:59

    Imagine a young driver finally makes it to a top team. He has a good season and lies second, 40 points away from the WDC leader going into the last race. The leader gets taken out by a third driver at the start and, due to this dumb rule, this hands our young hero the WDC for the year. For the rest if his career, his championship will forever have an asterisk next to it – the year the old fools at FIA made up extra points on the last race.

    What driver wants to have an asterisk next to his title?

  4. Scalextric (@scalextric) said on 11th December 2013, 4:07

    I miss Max Mosely. Never thought I’d say that.

  5. This is the dumbest thing in the long history of F1 dumb things.

  6. ozmarck (@ozmarck) said on 11th December 2013, 16:18

    My letter to the FIA:

    If you want F1 be a similar sport like NASCAR, you are in the right direction. First the best idea ever: “double pints” for the final race, someone is very SMART in the federation!!!!.
    Then why don’t included a oval race, that would be healthy for F1.

    So in a couple of years F1 will be the sister of NASCAR, and some stupid pilot could race a F1 car.

    F1 will be dead very soon. Thanks a lot for taken me away the smile of my Sundays!!!!

  7. reg (@reg) said on 12th December 2013, 6:50

    Worst Idea Yet

  8. I am a Nico fan but Hamilton has been the best driver all year if he is robbed of the championship because of this stupid double points F1 will be a farce

  9. Richard said on 9th December 2014, 12:00

    The only time double points will ever be acceptable is when the usual race length is doubled. Obviously this cant happen In F1 because of the lack of Race refueling. However a 2 Race weekend could be fun, you get points for the first race and your position equates to the position on the grid for the second race. Of course this would never happen especially F1 needs to cut costs, and it will mess around the broadcasters television schedule. But if they had to keep such a stupid points system this would lessen the blow.

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