Double points won't be extended

Friday 28th February 2014

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Double points won't be extended

Double points won't be extended

Although Formula One will still award double points in Abu Dhabi, the plan won't be extended to the final three grands prix.

F1's Strategy Group met on Friday to discuss various issues facing Formula One, including Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to awarded double points in the final three grands prix.

The 83-year-old's idea was vetoed by the Group, which comprises Ecclestone, FIA president Jean Todt and six teams.

According to the BBC, the Group also "decided not to make changes to the engine homologation rules after some teams supplied by Renault raised the idea of amendments."

As such all engine suppliers, including Renault, will have to submit their 2014 designs to the FIA on Friday.

Renault have denied claims they asked for an extension.

A spokeswoman said: "Renault is providing the reference power unit and appropriate supplementary material to the FIA, as per the homologation deadline.

"There is a background request from some teams for alternative proposals that regard some parts and components.

"However, the basic requirements of the homologation deadline will be delivered today as mandated by the FIA."

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