Force India boss Mallya says double points illogical for F1
|By Ben Anderson||Thursday, August 14th 2014, 16:01 GMT|
Force India boss Vijay Mallya says he cannot make sense of Formula 1's decision to award double points for the final race of 2014.
F1's teams voted unanimously in favour of awarding double points for the season finale in Abu Dhabi, but the decision has attracted widespread criticism.
Mercedes F1 commercial chief Toto Wolff recently suggested the sport had made a mistake to accept double points, and Mallya believes it has the potential to ruin a tight battle for third in the constructors' championship.
"Right now Mercedes and Red Bull are somewhat way ahead - Mercedes certainly, but if you look from third to sixth in the constructors' [championship] there's Williams, Ferrari, Force India and McLaren and we're all pretty tightly bunched up," Mallya told AUTOSPORT.
"There are still eight races to go, and the last one [for] double points.
"Even if we go away from Brazil in third or fourth position and say "wow! What a season!" everything could come to naught in Abu Dhabi.
"Once again I don't understand the logic of this."