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Formula One: Champion Vettel slams double points plan

Published on Dec 11, 2013 6:33 AM
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Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed approved Formula One rule changes for next season, which includes doubling the points awarded for the last race of the season. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed approved Formula One rule changes for next season, which includes doubling the points awarded for the last race of the season.

"This is absurd and punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season," the 26-year-old German Red Bull driver told German magazine Sports Bild.

"Imagine that on the last weekend of the Bundesliga season, they suddenly double the points."

"I value the old traditions in Formula One and I don't understand this new rule." Motorsports' world governing-body FIA brought in a series of new reforms during a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group and Formula One Commission in Paris on Monday.

 
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