Friday, March 20, 2009

Jenson: It's going to confuse the public

Thursday 19th March 2009

Jenson Button reckons F1's new 'winner-takes-all' system is going to do nothing but confuse the public.

Earlier this week the FIA's World Motor Sport Council ratified a new scoring system for the sport that will see the driver with the most wins, and not the one with the most points, clinch the World title.

And although F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes this will force drivers to race harder, Button thinks it's just going to confuse Joe Public.

"I think the public will struggle to understand why a driver with 60 points can become Champion instead of the one who has 100," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

"I understand the logic behind it and I find it interesting.

"For sure it's an incentive to always go for the win, but it seems risky too - after nine races, we could find ourselves with a driver that has already won the title and can stand still eating ice cream, while the guy in second in the standings is just 18 points behind."

Source : Planet F1

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