You could hear a global groan from fans today when news broke that, in 2014, Formula 1 will assign double points in the final race.
Most, rightly, see it as yet another gimmicky idea in the name of "entertainment", we just wondered what Kimi spiked the punch with at the FIA gala last week.
Want to add spectacle and entertain the crowd, mix up the championship? Let's start with dominant cars, take them out of the equation some time because, after all, it's supposed to be the "Driver's Championship". So mix it up a bit F1, go back to the future and just assign points for modern versions of these gimmicks. Oh, and suspend the contact rules.
Procar: Yeah these are not around anymore but there are plenty of Ferrari 458s...
Mercedes 190: what would be the modern equivalent, a CLA AMG?
Of course, if they found it unfair, Renault and in the future Honda could each supply a series of cars for one race per season but honestly, if you need to see who the best driver is, does anything beat a kart? Imagine this today