Posted on March 18, 2009

There has been a mixed response internationally to the new points system agreed by the FIA yesterday. Here on JA on F1, it’s pretty clear from your comments that you are against it. Also we have been running a Polldaddy poll and the results are 80-20 against. Over in Spain, Marca newspaper has a similar 80-20 against ratio. Meanwhile in Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport has been running a poll and – with a huge response – the result is a dead heat 50-50. What I find interesting in many of your responses is that you had been really looking More…

Posted on March 17, 2009

The FIA World Council made some very significant decisions today and the one which is leading the news bulletins is the decision to ensure that the driver who wins the most races becomes world champion regardless of how many points he has scored. The more significant move is the one to introduce a £30 million budget cap, which is a red rag to FOTA teams and which would effectively create a two class F1, but I’ll deal with that point in a later post. I got the sense from responses to my blog when Bernie Ecclestone suggested medals as a More…

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