F1 champion Lewis Hamilton opposes 'Most wins' rule change

ONE man firmly against the new points system to be introduced in Formula 1 this season is reigning champion Lewis Hamilton. It was revealed yesterday that the driver with the most wins will be crowned champion this year. If such a system existed last seas

ONE man firmly against the new points system to be introduced in Formula 1 this season is reigning champion Lewis Hamilton.

It was revealed yesterday that the driver with the most wins will be crowned champion this year.

If such a system existed last season, Ferrari's Felipe Massa would have been the world champion - as he had won six races compared to Lewis' five.

Tewin race ace Lewis had delivered his verdict on the move when speaking at the launch of the new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24, in January.

Asked then if he backed the proposals, the 24-year-old replied bluntly: "Not really, no."

He added: "It should be the team who is most consistent."

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F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has introduced the changes in a bid to encourage drivers to go all out for the win in Grands Prix, rather than settle for a place in the points.

The current points rankings - 10 points for the winner, eight points for second and so on - will still operate to decide a tie if two drivers have the same number of wins, and to define all other championship positions.

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