Why it's still hard to make your point in F1
Formula 1's points system may have changed several times over history, but has the notion of scoring points been devalued by the modern method of awarding down to tenth position? Edd Straw goes all statistical to find out
At last weekend's Italian Grand Prix, Bruno Senna became the 318th driver to score world championship points. But not all points are equal, and some would argue that awarding two for finishing ninth – a position that would once have been four slots away from earning a notch on the scoreboard – devalues the achievement.
Like all conventional wisdom, it's a widespread belief, but is it fair to say that points in 2011 are devalued?
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