Button Dominance Shows Us: Bernie's Grand Idea Will Not Work Next Year

Chris RowlandsCorrespondent IMay 11, 2009

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08:  F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone makes a speech before Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes unveils a commemorative plaque for winning last years F1 World Championship before practice for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 8, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

For those of you who do not follow Formula One, you may want to know that Briton Jenson Button has won four of the five races held so far this season. This is certainly a good thing, as Button is the second most deserving of a Championship out of the "old boys" in formula one, right behind Mark Webber.

You may also want to know that the "boss" of F1, Bernie Ecclestone wishes to introduce a new scoring system for the Drivers Championship for the 2010 season, whereby the driver with the most wins will be the Champion, as apposed to the current points system.

Button has practically won the Championship already on the wins system, last year the two drivers with the most wins were Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton, with six and five respectively. Button has four, and it looks likely that he will win at Monaco and the next couple of races after that.

Teams with bigger budgets will be catching up in a couple of months, but even then it's not guarantee that someone can win six or seven races and Button will not win any more.

Which means that the rest of the season has been made redundant.

However, were Button to not finish, that is ten points that someone (at the moment Vettel or Barrichello) can make up on him. This is a massive chunk out of lead, and one win closer is just not as big.

The wins system also will be odd to use for the Constructors championship, the second driver is practically redundant, and teams like Force India might as well not turn up.

Still, we are having an interesting season, but lets hope next year is not ruined by unnecessary changes. Bernie Ecclestone has done many things that have improved F1 immensely, safety and commercial rights have improved tenfold and put F1 on the map (or Asia, if you prefer).

Let's hope he knows what he is doing.