Double points isn't a big threat for F1

Double points isn't a big threat for F1

The spectre of one of F1's most foolish rule changes haunts Abu Dhabi. Fortunately, as EDD STRAW explains, we needn't be getting too worked up about it now

Double points are ridiculous, but amid the hullabaloo surrounding how they might influence Sunday's world championship decider, the threat they pose is overstated.

The most relevant empirical data set for evaluating the probability of double points being decisive - i.e. Nico Rosberg grabbing the title with a result that would not be enough under orthodox points - is the outcomes of races held to date this year.

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