Eddie Irvine has branded the idea of double points at the season finale as 'insanity'

Former driver vows not to watch another race until "rule kicked out"

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 20/12/13 7:38am

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Eddie Irvine has branded the idea of double points for F1's season finale as "insanity" and says he "won't watch another race until the rule is kicked out".

The Ulsterman - who drove for Jordan, Ferrari and Jaguar during his career - has never been shy of giving an opinion and had already voiced his displeasure at seeing additions such as DRS introduced to the sport in recent years on Sky Sports' Legends of F1 programme.

The idea of giving double points for the Abu Dhabi GP in 2014 is a step too far for Irvine, who now believes rule makers have "lost the plot".

"It's ridiculous, I've never heard such a joke in all my life. Talk about tinsel town bulls***!", he told the Belfast Telegraph.

"I think Formula 1 has lost its way. This latest rule of double points for the last race is insanity. That actually made me realise I am not going to watch another race until that rule gets kicked out. That is just embarrassing. It really is. They should be ashamed of themselves.

"I just think the people involved in these decisions have lost the plot. They have no understanding of reality and the people who are in there have been in too long. They have blown up the history of the sport by changing the points, changing the qualifying and now double points for the final race!"

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