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Formula One: Double points dropped for 2015

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By Euronews
Formula One: Double points dropped for 2015

<p>The controversial awarding of double points for the final race of the Formula one season will be dropped for the 2015 campaign.</p> <p>Standing starts after safety car restarts which was voted in by the F1 Commission earlier this year will also been abandoned.</p> <p>From next year, once lapped cars have been allowed to unlap themselves, cars will form up on the grid once a safety car period has ended.</p> <p>The decision to drop both rules was taken in this week’s meeting of the Strategy Group and F1 Commission in Geneva.</p> <p>The double points in the last race of the season proved hugely unpopular with fans and teams alike.</p> <p>As it turned it played no role in the championship battle this year as Lewis Hamilton won the season finale in Abu Dhabi to pip teammate Nico Rosberg to the world title – his second championship crown.</p> <p>The agreement to ditch both rules is expected to be rubber stamped by the <span class="caps">FIA</span>’s World Motor Sport Council next week in Munich – this will be a formality as the F1 Commission has backed the changes already.</p>