Irishf1 wrote:I was hoping this wouldn't happen, stupid system. The only reason why this passed was because of Bernie's Bias towards Ferrari. Now I'm kinda hoping 18 of the drivers win, so it can be a true championship .
Actually this rule change should favor McLaren more as they're the only top team that focuses on one driver from the start of the season. Ferrari's drivers will steal victories from each other which will be a major disadvantage. Even if McLaren was slower at the season start, they still can win the whole championship by winning the last races.
This rule will totally change the way the cars are developed too. All winter the teams have been trying to get good reliability and speed, but now speed will become much more important while finishing every race won't be that crucial anymore.
Rachael-The-Great wrote:So if someone came 2nd ALL the time they could still not end up winning? This is so c**p.
That's the idea kind of. Some people don't like it that the ones who just stick with the 2nd place win so easily.
It seems to me that sometimes people complain about every decision FIA makes and it's kind of weird because when you watch this long enough you see rule changes all the time. First nobody likes them, then they think that the changes were good or then the changes will be scrapped. I don't know if this will work either, but it could bring some positive aspects too. At least we should see more kamikaze attempts from the ones who are in 2nd place during the race. Some complained that this will favor the one with the best car, but so did the point system as well. They all have their downsides.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73762 wrote:"Any time we make any changes, there are a whole bunch of people who say, 'forget it, it won't happen,'" said Ecclestone on Wednesday during a press conference hosted by the Australian Grand Prix organisers.
"When we had two races engines, everyone said you can't do it because the teams won't finish races. Everything that is proposed, the teams always say forget it - it is just par for the course."
As for petitions, FIA didn't care about FOTA's proposal which was based on a global fan survey so what do you think are the odds with anything else?