Now correct me if I'm wrong but if wins are going to be counted first and then points after then here's an over looked effect from last season if we were to apply these rules.
Robert Kubica - 1 win 3 seconds 3 thirds final score 75 points would now be leap frogged in the standings by Fernando Alonso with his 2 Wins and 1 second final score 61 points !!
Lower down the order we also see:
Vettel - 1 win final score 35 points and Kovvy 1 win, 1 second and 1 third final score 53 points both leap frog Nick Heidfeld who didn't score a win but had 4 second places and scored 60 points.
I just don't get it.
The final table from that season is would now read:
Massa - 6 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds - 97
Hamilton - 5 wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds - 98
Kimi - 2 wins, 2 seconds, 5 thirds - 75
Alonso - 2 wins, 1 second - 61
Kubica - 1 win, 3 seconds, 3 thirds - 75
Kova - 1 win, 1 second, 1 third - 53
Vettel - 1 win - 35
Heidfeld - 4 seconds - 60
Trulli - 31
Glock - 25
(unless of course glocks one second counts more than Trulli's one third in which case they woul switch and Nelson Jnr would move up over both glock and webber even though he only scored 19 points !!!! )
Come on, just look at that table !!! Is that a fair reflection of the season. Leave aside the Lewis / Massa thing because they performed to expectation all season (i.e. they were expected to be fighting for the title). Would Alonso really deserve to be ahead of Kubica over a whole season? Really?
Once again the sport of F1 shoots itself in the foot just when it seemed to be heading in the right direction. I firmly believe this rather pointless rule change was a case of dear old bernie and max reminding FOTA who really wags the dog.