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Divided response to FIA new points idea

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Divided response to FIA new points idea
Mar 18, 2009, 7:03 AM

There has been a mixed response internationally to the new points system agreed by the FIA yesterday.

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 forward to the new season with the excitement over Brawn, the new rules and new pecking order but yesterdays' decisions on points and budget caps has given many of you a cold shower.

Most of you seem to prefer the FOTA idea of 12 points for the winner to the system adopted yesterday. Many fear the title will be decided early.

I think we'll have to see how this one evolves. In an evenly matched season like last one, Massa and Hamilton were only one win apart and the same was true in 2007 with Raikkonen.

However a dominant year is a dominant year and the guy on top wins whatever the points system.
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