Why the new points system isn't working

Why the new points system isn't working

Bernie Ecclestone hasn't received much support for his medals idea, but Jonathan Noble at least agrees with his claim that the 2010 points system has not achieved its aim

Bernie Ecclestone can often be a bit hard to read – which is probably why he has been such an ultra-successful businessman. One of his traits, for example, is that whenever he talks about an idea, you can rarely tell whether he is being deadly serious or is simply up to a little bit of mischief.

It was exactly like that on the Thursday of the Singapore Grand Prix when he resurrected his idea of abandoning Formula 1's current points structure and replacing it with his medal system – whereby the championship is handed to the driver who secures the most wins.

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