Date: 28th November 2014 at 9:31am
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The 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will go down in history as the only race to have ever awarded double points.

The double points system which was previously suggested by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, was initially intended to cover the final three races of the season to artificially extend the interest in the season.

As it turned out it was only approved for the final race of the calendar and the 2014 Formula One World Championship ran all year under that cloud.

No-one in the sport liked it, not the drivers, not the teams and not the spectators.

Thankfully, in the end, it had no influence over the drivers championship, with Lewis Hamilton clinching victory and his second Formula One title.

The plan to scrap the double points for 2015 and beyond, along with the blocking the introduction of standing re-starts following the deployment of the safety car was agreed by F1’s Strategy Group, which is likely to be ratified by FIA?s World Motor Sport Council early next month.