Todt hints at double points rethink for 2015

Thursday 10th April 2014, 12:50 by TF1T Staff 

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FIA president Jean Todt has hinted that Formula 1 might drop the double points rule for 2015, but he will only make a final judgement after the Abu Dhabi race.

The Frenchman himself isn't against the idea, but says he was surprised by the huge backlash from fans - greater so than the reaction to the new noise which the FIA and F1 chiefs are set to act on.

Todt revealed that he put the proposal to ditch double points forward at the last F1 Strategy Group meeting, but it was batted back by a number of teams.

"To reconsider it we need unanimous agreement, and if we do not get unanimous agreement we cannot change it," he said.

"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'."

He says the sport must listen to the fans and consider their voice more carefully in future, including on the subject of double points.

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

"But again we need to listen to that and hopefully we will take that into consideration [for next year]."

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