Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Splash & Dash - Bernie's Medals System - Gold or Myrrh?

I genuinely fail to see the reasoning for Bernie Ecclestone proposing an Olympic Games style medal tally system for Formula 1.  Going in to the final round for 2010, there were 4 drivers from 3 teams competing for the Drivers Championship. Under a medals tally system, where the number of wins is the determining factor for the championship, only Vettel and Alonso could have won the Drivers Championship.  Vettel would still have won under the medals system, but it seems the argument for improving the show seems to fall flat if the proposal reduces the number of championship contenders.  I am hoping that Bernie will simply drop the medals and move onto more productive ideas.

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