Friday, December 11, 2009

F1 gains new points system for 2010

I have to say that this caught me by surprise… And my immediate response is why in the F%%KING HELL? As I think it makes a mockery of the Championship… Which made me feel a little bit better to learn that “Keith’s Crew” over at F1 fanatic felt pretty much the same, with less than one third of his Pollster’s thinking the change was an improvement?

FIA confirms new point scoring system in 2010
And I guess my biggest beef is the Historical impact, as how can one be impressed by the number of Championship Points one racks up in their respective Grand Prix career? As a win is now worth 2 ½ times as much as its been in the past, as I seem to recall there was much fanfare over the TERMINATOR, nee M. Schumacher’s eclipsing of 1,000 career points… Not to mention how it’ll be a boon for Drivers salaries, eh? As a long standing tradition has been to pay bonuses for each point scored by said Piloto during the season…

Oh Whale, I guess at least it’s BETTER then Uncle Bernaughty’s Gold Medal idea, eh?

F1 gets new point scoring system