Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction was akin to a “sh**storm”, and should give rulemakers pause to reconsider handing out twice as many points in the Abu Dhabi finale.
His predecessor, Norbert Haug, is also no fan.
“If all the goals on the last matchday of the (German football) Bundesliga counted twice, the confusion would be just as big. Formula one is no different,” he told the German news agency SID.
1996 world champion Hill, however, is not sure what all the fuss is about, saying he agrees with Bernie Ecclestone that the concept will keep spice in the title fight.
“If you go to Wimbledon and you are in a knockout competition it then gets more crucial and more important the closer you get to the final — and the final is worth a lot more points than the first round,” he told Sky Sports.
“Personally, I don’t see what the story is about,” said Hill.
“Winning the world championship is the goal and if it gets more and more intense towards the end, and there is more at stake at the end of the championship, then that should be more exciting.”
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