ISLAMATRON wrote:BErnie's "gold medals" are stupid but the idea behind them is sound.
Hang on a moment. If Bernie's medal system is stupid, then what are you proposing? As I recall, something like 1000pts for a win? On that basis, this season would be over aaages ago
The championship may have been over BUT NOT THE SEASON... like I said each race is a battle, and in a battle only the winner matters, who cares who came in 5th... The Abu Dhabi race wont be any less interesting because the WDC & WCC are already decided, quite the contrary... it will be harder fought because people wont be so afraid to pass a rookie to not endanger their 5th place finish.
I'm not saying that JB was silly to tip toe around this today, or Lewis last year, they were just playing towards the rules, the rules which need changing... Some time ago a win was worth 9 points and no points for 7th and back, then they change to 10 points and they used to be able to drop bad races and all this arbitrary bullshit, there is nothing arbitrary about wins,.
Who cares when the season ends when the best driver/car combo's are pussyfooting around hoping and praying not to get a DNF.
And like I said Rubens could have easily got 2nd today with JB out of the points and something smilar happen in Abu Dhabi and then we've have a WCC with 2 wins while JB has 6 and SV has 3.
What do you want deciding the championships? Wins or 5th place finishes, or even reliability.
The WDC was over several races ago, only some obscure points permutations is what has allowed it to continue this far.
So instead of getting to watch Webbo have a great race up front, I had to endure watching an impotent Button battling a 1st race driver for 7th place for 20 damn laps... big whoopti --- do.