Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA wanted this year's champion to be crowned only after he won the greatest number of races, but the late change was rejected by the F1 teams' alliance FOTA.

Kimi Raikkonen would have thrived under the 'winner takes all' scoring system, according to his manager.

Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA wanted this year's champion to be crowned only after he won the greatest number of races, but the late change was rejected by the F1 teams' alliance FOTA.

2007 world champion Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson, however, said ultimate racers including his Finnish charge would have welcomed the system.

"Kimi is the ultimate type of winner, who drives for the victory until the last lap," he told the Finnish daily Turun Sanomat.

"I believe it (the scoring system) would have suited him.

"Right now second place is good enough if you can't win, but the FIA decision would have made the difference between victory and second place gigantic," Robertson added.

 

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