6 F1 World Champions Who Would Have Lost Their Title Under Double Points Rule

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6 F1 World Champions Who Would Have Lost Their Title Under Double Points Rule
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Gilles Villeneuve would have beaten Jody Scheckter to the title

The controversial new ruling that double points will now be awarded in the final race of the season has already met with a great deal of criticism.

Whereas with the old ruling, the most consistent driver over the course of the season invariably comes away champion, the new regulation means that a driver can still come from a long way back in the final race and snatch the title.

Thankfully, this absurd new idea, dreamed up by a meeting between the Formlula One Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission in Paris, has never happened before.

But it is interesting to speculate what might have happened had it been in place since the world championship began.

Here are six notable world champions who would have lost their title under the double points rule.

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