(Sauber F1 Team)
FIA president Jean Todt has said that Formula One's governing body may step in to reverse the decision to award double points for the race of the 2014 season in Abu Dhabi in November. Despite being in favour of awarding double points Todt has stated that the sport needs to listen to fan's criticism of the double points.
Speaking to the media Todt confirmed the teams did not unanimously object to the implementation of double points. The FIA president also said:
'To reconsider it, we need unanimous agreement and if we not get unanimous agreement, we cannot change it'.
During a strategy meeting with the team's, Todt asked them if they wanted to reconsider the decision to introduce double points for the final race and they said so Todt revealed that the sport will see what happens at the end of the season.
Formula One's commercial rights holder, Bernie Ecclestone had previously attempted to get the team's to agree to introduce double points for the final three race's of the season, however this idea was rejected by the team's.
Many observers have suggested that instead of introducing double points for the final race of the season that double points should have been introduced for every race of the season, however this is something that can not now happen as we are heading to the fourth race of the season in China next weekend.
The World Motorsport Council will meet on Monday to hear the appeal into Red Bull Racing's disqualification from 2nd at the Australian Grand Prix so they decide to also vote on the on the double point's issue but we shall see what happens.
©Ben Johnston 2014