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Abu Dhabi chief backs double points

Thursday 03-April-2014 11:56

As F1 adjusts to the new 2014 regulations, Abu Dhabi's chief executive has defended the new double-points rule that will be used at the season finale.

This season marks the beginning of a new era for Formula One with 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines now powering the cars.

The quieter engines have not gone down well with some fans, many of whom are also against awarding double points at the season finale.

However, Al Tareq al-Ameri, chief of executive of Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit, is confident it will add to the excitement.

"The fact it came to us, that's good for Abu Dhabi, it will keep things exciting to the last minute - I feel the mentality of the drivers will change," he told Reuters.

"People don't like changes, but for a sport like this, from the history, there are always changes happening with Formula One and that's what keeps it exciting.

"For the fans that follow the F1 Championship it's not about determining who is the Champion at what round, they stick with it all the way through.

"It's an exciting event for them and I think each round by itself provides a unique proposition."

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