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Formula One: Double points dropped for 2015


Formula One: Double points dropped for 2015


The controversial awarding of double points for the final race of the Formula one season will be dropped for the 2015 campaign.

Standing starts after safety car restarts which was voted in by the F1 Commission earlier this year will also been abandoned.

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.

The decision to drop both rules was taken in this week’s meeting of the Strategy Group and F1 Commission in Geneva.

The double points in the last race of the season proved hugely unpopular with fans and teams alike.

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.

The agreement to ditch both rules is expected to be rubber stamped by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council next week in Munich – this will be a formality as the F1 Commission has backed the changes already.

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