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FIA release medals system findings // Statistics regarding Bernie's "medals rather than points" idea

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It’s the 30th January 2009 and you’re listening to F1Minute.

The FIA have produced some statistics and analysis of what Bernie’s medal system would have done to results we have already seen. For example, they’ve calculated that Stirling Moss would have been Britain’s first champion, instead of Mike Hawthorn, Niki Lauda would have just one title to his name, and of course, Massa would have picked up the ’08 championship rather than Hamilton. There are many more statistics to pick over, but they don’t come with any explanation, so it’s unclear exactly what purpose the results are for. I imagine we will hear more about it soon.

Elsewhere today, it’s emerged that former Force India employee Mike Gascoyne is suing the team for damages regarding his dismissal. Gascoyne has filed his protest with the High Court in London and is asking for full wages for the year he still had to run on his contract, and a percentage of those he could have earnt with a two-year extension to said contract. What a nice way to end the week.

That’s it for today, have a great weekend and I’ll be back on Monday for another F1Minute.