The New Math
I don't know if anyone has sat down and done the math on this new points system but think about this:--
There are 13 rounds, each round is worth 192 points for first, 186 for second, 180 for third and so on, 6 points between each position. With the worst round dropped so effectively 12 points scoring rounds.
This means that if someone wins the first 11 rounds they would have a points total of 2112.
Now if another driver finishes 3rd in every round for the first 11 rounds they would have 1980, a 132 point difference between 1st and third.
So if the championship leader fails to finish in the last round and the 3rd placed driver in the championship still finishes third he will win the championship.
How ridiculous, that you do not have to win a race to win the championship.
Not that it matters, because everyone apart from Skaiffe will get penalised out if it as per usual.
But to quote Mark Ostler – ‘The cream has risen to the top once more’