F1: Formula 1 could rethink double points for Abu Dhabi

British motorsport magazine Autosport write Thursday that FIA president, Jean Todt, says Formula 1 team directors should listen to racing fans.

Fans around the world have been highly against the new, and controversial, double point for the season’s finale in Abu Dhabi.

Although he says he is not against the rule of the double points, Frenchman Todt has now proposed that the discontent from fans over means that perhaps a proper reconsideration is needed.

F1 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina track

Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: WRi2)

The president of the FIA has revealed that he asked for the F1 Strategy Group to review the idea.

“To reconsider it we need unanimous agreement, and if we do not get unanimous agreement we cannot change it,” Todt explained.

“We had the strategy meeting and I said, ‘do you want to reconsider?’ The answer was no. Do not ask me who said yes or no. So I said, ‘okay we will see at the end of the season what is the reaction’.

Todt continued: “Personally I was surprised to get so much emotion for this thing that I do not feel is a huge change in F1.

However we need to listen to that and hopefully we will take that into consideration.”

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