Former team owner Eddie Jordan has slammed Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to introduce an Olympic Games-style 'medals' scoring system for formula one.

Former team owner Eddie Jordan has slammed Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to introduce an Olympic Games-style 'medals' scoring system for formula one.

During a press conference in London on Wednesday, F1 chief executive Ecclestone reiterated his plan, revealing that the teams are also fully supportive.

But Jordan, who sold his Silverstone based team at the end of 2004, told the BBC: "I think (the proposals) are a nonsense.

"I can't possibly believe he's thinking straight, especially on this one. His focus must be on cost-cutting and nothing else. The rest is just dressing it up."

Jordan disagrees completely that scrapping the current points system, expanded from the top six finishers to the top eight some years ago, is a good idea.

"I was one of the team principals who advocated the points should go down to eighth place because one point is as important to those teams as a win is to McLaren and Ferrari," he said.

"He is tinkering with something on which he has lost the understanding. He thinks only wins matter.

"There has not been enough thought put into this and for him to say that it comes with the full approval of all the teams -- I'm sorry, I just don't believe it."

 

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