i cant believe that the new points system has only 6 points between each place. there is only one reason this kind of madness could have taken hold...to make the last race of the season the decider. sadly, it makes all of the preceeding races a waste of time. in fact, why not scrap all of the previous rounds and have one single round?
what a crock.
anyone who watched the first race on saturday knew that skaife wouldnt go after first place with about 10 laps to go. why? cos it is too hard to go brawling and hurt the cra for the sake of 3 points and when the racing goes to places where there are 3 races for the weekend, the difference between each place in each race becomes 2 points. where is the incentive in that? what an enormous step backwards.
with any luck, the organisers (dont know, or care, who is responsible, just know they have their heads planted firmly up their, or each others, arses) will see fit to change this for next season.
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Compulsory pitstops are a joke. It rather see HRT win by a lap than see a Ford win due to a HRT jammed rattle gun. If I wanted to watch cars being refuled & having their tyres changed I'd go watch a mechanic at the servo.
anyone who watched the first race on saturday knew that skaife wouldnt go after first place with about 10 laps to go. why? cos it is too hard to go brawling and hurt the cra for the sake of 3 points
To be able to pass you first have to catch!!!!! If people think skaife was not trying to at LEAST catch Ambrose, I think your wrong. While I'm not the worlds biggest fan of the new points system, let at least give it a try. Who knows, come the middle to end of the season, 3 points may be the difference between 1st & 2nd in the champsion, & then 3 points will be worth the effect to pass someone...
I believe the idea of the new points system was to try & stop the HRT domination or Skaife domination of the series.
But i reakon it only makes it easier for HRT (Skaife) to win. This is because of the fact that the points are so close, all they need to do is be consistent and come in say the top 5 most of the time (which ever the place) which includes droping their worst round and they should win because no other team unfortuantly can seem to consistenly finish in the say the top 5.
Sure Fords may win here and there, but there different drivers/teams. Consistency will win the day.
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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’
Now that's some good maths work! It actually proves what a farce the new points system is.
Why didn't they follow the F1 lead, where the gap from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd is double the other gaps. This would mean that points go 192, 180, 168, 162, 156 etc. I guess it's because 192 divided by 6 is 32, so 32 cars get to score - I'm sure if 28 or 30 cars were to score points, then everyone would be happy with that anyway (how many races actually end with 28 or 30 cars finishing).
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