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Double-points finish rule set to stay

Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Double-points finish rule set to stay

Double-points finish rule set to stay

The double-points finish rule for the final race of the season is likely to stay, according to Lotus team boss Eric Boullier.

The FIA has introduced the new regulation that will see both the winning driver and team receive double points for the Abu Dhabi GP, but the move has not gone down well with drivers, pundits, fans and other role players.

Defending World Champion Sebastian Vettel went as far as describing it as "absurd", adding that the F1 community is "horrified", but new Force India recruit Sergio Perez is a lot more open to it.

The Mexican feels it won't devalue the sport and says the cream will always rise to the top.

There have been suggestions that the FIA could look into changing the rule following numerous complaints, but Boullier says they are unlikely to push for a change at the upcoming summit in Switzerland.

"To be honest, I'm very neutral on this," the Frenchman told Autosport. "In our case, it can change everything in the Championship in the last race.

"It's true that it's a little bit of a change in philosophy, it gives a lot of credit to the last race and it does not reward the hard work of a full year.

"But this has been decided. It went through.

"Maybe there will be more discussions about it, but I have no idea. To be honest, I am quite easy on this one."

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