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Perez backing for double points plan

The reigning and defending quadruple Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel branded the new points system for the sport as absurd, however Sergio Perez quite likes the plan.

The Mexican has become the only person of any note to actually give a positive spin on the proposal after Formula One once again made a move to artificially enhance the sport.

Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA have announced the idea of double points for the final race of the Formula One season.

An idea that would indicate winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a track with no history or soul as twice as important as winning the likes of the iconic races such as Monaco or the British Grand Prix.

In fact with 24 points available for finishing fourth, that would be worth just one single point less than a race win during any other race weekend of the season. With second place taking 36 points and third taking 30.

At the back of the grid the importance of a good finish in Abu Dhabi could decide the outcome of an entire season in regards to the likes of backmarker teams like Caterham and Marussia.

Sebastian Vettel said that idea was absurd and believes that 'drivers, fans and experts are horrified'.

However that doesn't appear to include Sergio Perez, who this week announced his move from McLaren to Force India for next season.

'I'm in favour, I think it will make things really exciting,' the Mexican told Sky Sports News.

'It can go against you, it can go for you. Let's see how things go this year but I expect to have a lot of excitement in the final race. It will be a positive to have double points and will put a lot of interest at the end of the championship, both in the Constructors' Championship as well as the Drivers' Championship.'








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Date:Saturday December 14 2013

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