Bernie suggested that in order for drivers to go for wins he should award them "Medals" for each win then the position of the championships would be decided by the drivers with most wins in a seasonWhat was this medals idea?!
THe confusing part is all over driver placings would be decided on points
This is in response to supposedly the overcautious approach Mclaren took with Hamilton in 2008 for the championship rather than racing hard with Massa for the title when both were on 5 wins and Hamilton only needed 5th to win the title
He was adamant it was going to be used in 2009...until 3 days before the championship - the teams read the rule book which included a rule that " All competing teams have a right to protest/veto the idea within 20 days of being drafted"
This left Bernie red faced and the championship was reverted back to 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points system
He subsequently put a rule in place that any rule changes are signed and sealed with no grounds to veto or protest