Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that the rule to award double points at the final race of the Formula One season is 'probably not fair'.

It was decided by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) that there would be an adaptation to the standard procedure of points awarded in an attempt to prolong the eventual destination of the drivers' and constructors' championships.

But Ecclestone, who had great power and influence in passing the new rule, has said it could lead to an unfortunate situation for one of the drivers.

The President of the Formula One Group, speaking to Sky Sports F1, said: "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."

Despite the claims made by the 83-year-old, Ecclestone still believes that the decision is the correct one.

"Well I wouldn't have suggested it if I thought it wasn't the right thing to do," he said.

The action to change the point scoring system in 2014 has drawn much debate. It was unwanted by the drivers and some fans have reacted negatively .To some, they feel that it tarnishes the traditional values of the sport and is maybe a little bit unnecessary.

On the other hand, there is the drop-off in fan interest during last season after the absolute domination from the Red Bull team and the trouncing of the field by Sebastian Vettel, who won the final nine races on his way to claiming his fourth straight Formula One championship. Therefore many would argue that it is necessary to spice up the rules.

Though had the rule been in place last season, it would just have meant that Vettel would have won the championship by more points.

Even if Fernando Alonso - who finished second in last season's drivers' championship- had won the final 'double points' round and Vettel had retired, he'd still have been unable to win the title.

So surely what needs to change is the teams' capabilities to close down Red Bull over the whole season, rather than introducing a quirky, avoidable and far-fetched new rule.

And funnily enough, with the extensive new changes to the cars which have come in this season, the Red Bull domination 'problem' has vanished. Except it has brought a new situation: a dominance of the Mercedes team. Though this has not delivered boring races so far.

How the other cars will develop over the season with new upgrades remains to be seen but right now you can only realistically see two drivers in a hunt for the title. This means that the 50-points on offer in Abu Dhabi in late November could be very much pivotal for both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. That is not to say they are the only two certain title contenders, however.

Were a driver to snatch away the championship from the clutches of another on the final race of the season due to double points rule, it would feel absolutely gutting and hard to take. Yet at the same time, all drivers are aware of the rule and it is the same for everybody.

But ultimately, if the championship is decided on the final race, it will throw up the long-term interest and excitement which Bernie wants back in Formula One.

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