Why Schumacher is in trouble in the title race

Michael Schumacher, Monaco GP 2006

Michael Schumacher, Monaco GP 2006 

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Fernando Alonso's win in Monte Carlo is a significant moment because it takes the Spaniard to 21 points ahead in the Drivers' World Championship. That does not seem like an insurmountable amount but with modern levels of reliability and the current points system, Fernando Alonso can now afford to finish second at every race and if Michael wins every race Fernando will only lose the title at the final round of the World Championship in Brazil. That would give Michael 13 wins and Alonso four but the pair would be separated by only one point! If nothing else this calls into question the logic of the current points system.

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