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Red Bull voice F1 double-points concern

Awarding double points in the last GP of the year could devalue the entire season, according to the Red Bull boss

Last updated: 15 Jan 2014 17:16
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Awarding double points in the last GP of the year could devalue the entire Formula One season, according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner.

Detailing a whole set of changes for the new season, F1 bosses caused widespread anger when they announced that Abu Dhabi, the last race of the 2014 season, will carry double points for drivers and constructors.

The move was brought in to increase interest in the season until the last race in the wake of Sebastian Vettel's dominance over the last few years.

Horner, however, thinks that the move could undermine the preceding 18 races of the season.

"It can either work for or against you," Horner told Bloomberg.

"Is it right to put so much predominance on one race? Does it undervalue what you've done in the rest of the year?

"I think it does. We need to think very carefully about it."

Vettel and  Red Bull have won the last four world titles.

Lotus boss Eric Boullier does not expect the double-points rule to be ditched.

"This has been decided, It went through," Boullier told AutoSport.

"Maybe there will be more discussions about it, but I have no idea. To be honest, I am quite easy on this one."

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