I’ve been reading a very interesting set of posts over at F1Fanatic. (Prizes for places, not points, Places not points revisited and The argument against championship points (III))
The gist is that Keith doesn’t think that the points system helps F1. In fact more than that, he reckons it just gets in the way. His system would be to rank people by number of first places, then number of second places etc. So it wouldn’t matter if you’d come second every race of the season – you would be ranked lower than a person who had come first once and never scored in any other race.
This system would, as he rightly points out make people push much more for the win. There would be no more situation where Alonso (as he did in both of the last two seasons) could simply ride out his points advantage. He would have had to have gone out and won races.
I think it’s a pretty solid idea. What does everyone else think?