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if not what are opinions? if so, bump it up please.
If you want to favour the person with the most wins, just say an extra 10 points for the person with the most wins, or even change the points scoring system again, to say.
It depends whether you want fairness, or openness. It's obviously a balance between the two at the moment, but I'd say that there's not enough of a gap between first and second in terms of points. Back when it was 10-6-4, then that was quite fair.
Because it made racing for midfielders/backmarkers pretty pointless, but for sure I think the gap between first and second should be bigger. The idea of, say, winning 7 races, crashing out of the rest of them and winning the championship is pretty much laughable (if it weren't in danger of becoming reality, that is)
But yeah, as you say, you could win seven races and crash out of the rest of them through reckless driving. Hell, you could even take out your opponent! So what if you get disqualified, it doesn't count for the championship!
I know what Bernie is trying to say, and maybe he's just suggesting something radical so that the principle will be taken into account and changes made accordingly. Or maybe he's just pissed off at his divorce.
Just adopt a MotoGP style scoring system, giving the winner a 4/5 point advantage over 2nd. And extend scoring down to about 10th place.
It might encourage overtaking at the front, but more often than not, races are won quite comfortably, and it certainly won't encourage overtaking in the midfield and further towards the back. Even though they'd be ranked, drivers who don't stand much of a chance of getting 'medals' probably aren't going to be as motivated.
The fact that the rules are changed every year on a whim is a bit of a joke really. Most people would agree that the last couple of seasons have been enjoyable, why change everything around? There's no point at all, and it makes the sport look ridiculous.
Are there 17 races in all? I'm just thinking that if you made it 10 points then you'd probably have won by that point if the next person only gets 6 points.
The other thing with that idea of number of wins making it is surely you could win the majority of races then not even bother to participate and still win...
that the move to the current system was because
- giving a big advantage to whoever wins meant the championship was dull
- there was no incentive to race beyond the top 4 (at the time) teams as no-one else usually got a top 6 place.
Now the championship finishes tightly more often than not and we've got racing right down the field with almost anyone able to pick up points (admittedly partly down to the field tightening up) we're talking about going back to a situation where a few teams/drivers pick up virtually everything and a couple of others occasionally get a few scraps. Where's the incentive for finishing 4th instead of 5th?
and I'd probably be in favour of awarding them down to about 10th or 12th place as well to encourage racing throughout the field a bit more.
They say the drivers will be ranked according to finishing places, but in the championship, would someone who's finished 4th in every race end up behind someone who got one 'bronze medal' but was last in every other race?