Damon Hill is one of the few Formula 1 figures who is in favour of the controversial double points rule to be implemented this year at the season finale Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hill told Sky Sports, “Personally, I don’t see what the story is about. 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.”
“If you go to Wimbledon and you are in a knock-out 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.”
Regarding the new Formula 1 turbo era, Hill ventured, “The new engines are going to be a big technical challenge and the drivers seem interested in the torque that they deliver.”
“There’s a question mark about the noise – I like the sound but perhaps they could be louder than they are. But it’s still Formula 1, the cars are still incredibly powerful and incredibly fast and they are going to be racing them with everything they have got.”
“There will be more chance for other teams to pick up points and I think it will be harder for any individual team and driver combination to be consistent throughout the season and in that way I think it will be more unpredictable,” concluded Hill, the 1996 F1 World Champion. (GP247)
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