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Double points 'probably unfair' - Ecclestone

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Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his plan to award double points in Abu Dhabi is probably unfair on the championship leader.

The change to the season finale has been met with an overwhelmingly negative response since being announced in December. Ecclestone proposed the plan to try and create more exciting season finales after seeing Sebastian Vettel enjoy dominant years in 2011 and 2013.

But it seems Ecclestone is completely aware the rule may be harsh on whoever enters the last race of the season with a championship lead, though he also added that he felt it was in the interests of the sport.

"Well I wouldn't have suggested it if I thought it wasn't the right thing to do," Ecclestone told Sky Sports F1. "But I was concerned that the championship would still maybe be open with two or three races to go, and then somebody could catch up. [It is] probably not fair that somebody's done all that work early on and got so many points and somebody could just pop in and do a couple of races."

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