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  • Motor racing-Double trouble or double the excitement?

    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The fans do not like it, and even Bernie Ecclestone is now opposed to his own idea, but there can be no denying the unprecedented prospect of double points has spiced up Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The pitch by promoters has been "double the points and double the action" and whatever the view, the race is a 60,000 sellout. Under the previous system, Lewis Hamilton would be going into the Formula One season-ender with a 17 point lead and needing only to finish sixth. ...

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