It’s strange in away for me because I predicted no-one would win more than 4 races this year, and if they did they would be world champion – and it looks like that’s going to come true even if Massa (I thought at least 2) and Schumacher (just 1) haven’t won like I thought they would (well Massa “did” but let’s not go there!)
Actually, let’s go there, because with a medal system Massa would still have been well in the hunt at that stage and Alonso’s chances would be a little less now – and that would have been fine and dandy with me ;)
If stewarding was rigidly set so that in situations like Spa 2008 a driver would be told to give back the position or, if it was decided after the race, dock him enough seconds to put him behind the other guy (and if the other guy crashed out, there would be no penalty, because then where’s the damage?) – then I would be fine with the medals because I find this year’s points system too fiddly. Not just because it wouldn’t have screwed up the championship (though it would have been all over in China!), but because championships shouldn’t be decided on penalties which are open to conflicting interpretations and abuse (if you like a good conspiracy theory). But I would rather a more sensible points system.