World Champion Or Not?
I submit that the racing driver who, in a season, achieves the most race wins should surely be the World Champion; hence for 1989 it would be Ayrton Senna, just as in the same way for 1958 it should have been Stirling Moss. I consider the “points system” does
nothing at all for the sport, as in my opinion the general public who follow it, particularly through the medium of television, would understand a simpler and fairer method as outlined above. Obviously, if two or more drivers achieved an equal number of wins, then one could take account of their second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth positions.
Just what advantage is there by using a “points system”?
With regard to the Prost/Senna incident this year, it was apparent to me, after exercising numerous times the pause button on my video recorder, that Prost deliberately drove into Senna; hence, should he not have received a penalty, ie fine? In my view, Senna merely took advantage of the moment when track space was presented to him, in just the same way as Stirling Moss did with Fangio at the French Grand Prix in 1958. PAUL T HEZZELL-MOODY