The biggest threat to the 2014 F1 season
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The biggest threat to the 2014 F1 season

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The double-points swingometer could play havoc with the season finale, which is just the sort of negative publicity that Formula 1 doesn't need, says JONATHAN NOBLE

It wasn't the complaints about noise. It wasn't the claims that new rules had created a form of taxi-cab racing. And it wasn't that campaign by Bernie Ecclestone to talk down everything Formula 1 2014 had to offer.

No, the tornado of negativity that blew through F1 in the early stages of this season was first stirred by the furore over the introduction of double points for the season finale (and then refusal to back down) that left everyone bar those who voted for it up in arms.

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