With Abu Dhabi set to host the first double points race in Formula One history in November as a bid to add more excitement to the season finale, Gary Meenaghan looks at how the format could have altered the outcomes of recent title fights.
New format with double points in season finale labeled a ‘gimmick’ and criticized by drivers but Abu Dhabi fans could benefit, writes Gary Meenaghan.
Mercedes’ Toto Wolff on points doubling at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: ‘99 per cent of fans thought it was wrong move’
The Mercedes executive director acknowledged there were 'some arguments for' the move on Wednesday, but said he felt 'maybe it is time to revisit it'.
The four-time world champion Red Bull Racing star said Formula One's plan to double the points for the final race - the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 'punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season'.
A revised formula for points only in the final race of the season may not be a guarantee to stop a lead like Sebastian Vettel's from 2013, but it will certainly spice up things.
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Stefano Domenicali, the Ferrari team principal, has paid tribute to the medical team who came to the aid of Fernando Alonso at last weekend’s Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Images of Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and others from Sunday's Formula One season-opening race.
Hamilton left frustrated by engine troubles while Vettel lashes out at Red Bull engineers.
Australian excluded after finishing second in home race
The German took the lead from third place on the grid at the start of the race in his Mercedes-GP car while Daniel Ricciardo picked up the first podium of his F1 career and rookie McLaren-Mercedes driver Kevin Magnussen was third.
The German four-time defending world champion, along with Mercedes’ 2008 winner Lewis Hamilton both only lasted a handful of laps in the season-opening race won by Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton secured Sunday's pole for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, while right behind him was a Red Bull Racing driver – not Sebastian Vettel, though. It will be Daniel Ricciardo will lining up second at the race.
Fernando Alonso stressed after Saturday's Australian Grand Prix qualifying, where he secured fifth on the grid, that with the new regulations in F1 the real challenge on Sunday would be crossing the finish line.
The Australia native will begin Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at the front row after coming second to Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's qualifying. 'It's just the start and I have to race tomorrow and try to finish up the order' he said.
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Team officials not as bothered by absence of usual engine roar