by multiplying the number of balls bowled, by the number of balls faced. Then dividing that figure by the average age of the batting side, minus, the number of spanners in a sidchrome tool kit.
Diesel wrote:It came about after Massa lost the championship to Hamilton, but had won more races that season. Many argued he 'should' have won it because he won the most races, which is ridiculous really. So Bernie came up with the idea of medals, which basically means the driver that wins the most races wins the title. Pretty much everyone rejected that idea, but agreed a change was needed to try and promote winning a race over simply driving around in 2nd or 3rd just to bag the points. Hence the current system, that awards significantly more points for a race win.
I think the new system works, and as other have pointed out overall results don't really differ from previous systems. I do feel the current system allows a championship to very quickly become a runaway if a driver has a string of success, like Vettel last year; or a string of bad luck in the case of someone chasing the leader, like Button this year.
Slife wrote:Let's go with the premise the 2008 system (10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1) promoted consistency.
Somebody on this forum tallied the 2012 season using the 2008 season points and found that the overall order was largely the same, except that there was a slightly larger gap between a win and second place. So overall the 2012 points promote consistency but with slight emphasis on winning.
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