With yet more rule changes made by the FIA this week - including double points for the final race of season - has Formula 1 run out of ideas to keep the sport exciting?

Reigning champion Sebastien Vettel has called the double points move absurd, and claims it will punish teams rather than reward them. The ideal is to award double points at the final race of the F1 season.

Speaking to German newspaper Sport Bild, Vettel said: "This is absurd and punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season.

"I value the old traditions in Formula 1 and do not understand this new rule. Imagine in the last Bundesliga match of the season and there was suddenly double points."

According to the FIA, the double points rule has been chosen to keep teams and drivers fighting for the title till the end. It is also hoped to put an end to the boring precession which occurred at the end of the 2013 season after four-time champ Vettel won the title with four races to go.

In turn FIA want the change to keep the season tense and full of thrills until the final chequered flag.

The FIA dream of dramatic finales like Lewis Hamilton winning his first world championship at the final corner in Interlagos in 2008.

But the reality is Hamilton's title was an unusual occurrence, especially when a team like Red Bull dominate a season like last year.

Vettel won his fourth title by taking 13 race victories, including a record-breaking nine in a row.

Not with double points in the last race. If the double points had been implemented for last season it would have meant Vettel would have won by even more.

The switch from V8 to V6 engines, confirmed in 2011, along with rules changes in aerodynamic design have been introduced to keep the F1 more economical and greener, according to FIA President John Todt.

The engine change has been known for two years and teams like McLaren have been heavily investing in V6 developments ahead of 2014.

Whether the change to V6 engines will work and reduce Red Bull's dominance is difficult to tell until winter testing begins.

But changing the point scoring rules too cannot be the way to achieve it.

The rule change was created at a meeting on Monday of F1's strategy group - a rules think-tank - composed of the FIA, six of the 11 teams and commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone, who represents the commercial rights holder.

As Vettel pointed out, the new rule could ruin a team's hard work through a season.

For example, if Vettel dominates the 2014 season and enters the final race with a 49 point lead but crashes in the final race and his nearest competitor wins, then he would lose the title.

Would it be fair if a driver leading the championship by such a big margin was to miss out on the title because of this rule?

Additionally, if the rule had been introduced in 2012 Vettel would have lost his third title to Fernando Alonso.

The change could also force teams to value the final race as more important than others because of the extra points on offer and ignore the 2nd and 3rd to last races.

On the other hand, if a team has an advantage at the track where the final race is hosted, it will effectively be doubled.

Although Vettel has complained about the rule change, it is most likely to give him an advantage. The final race of 2014 will be held in Abu Dhabi, where the German has won three of the five races since it was introduced on to the F1 calendar.

All these worries could give Formula 1 more of a headache than it is worth.

Common sense should come first. If a team and driver dominate a season like Red Bull and Vettel have done in 2013 then they deserve the title.

If they were to lose it on the double points rule, it could be the biggest miscarriage of fair play the sport has ever seen.

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