F1 champion Sebastian Vettel slams rule change

Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel says it’s

”absurd” to double points in the final race of the upcoming


The German driver contends the decision by the sport’s governing

body ”punishes those who have worked hard for a whole


The idea behind the decision is to add more suspense to the

season’s finale. Vettel won this season’s title with three races to


Vettel says he respects Formula One’s traditions and doesn’t

understand the new rule. He wonders how this would play out in

other sports. He tells Sport-Bild magazine: ”Imagine if there were

suddenly double points in the final round of the Bundesliga.”