But we're not talking of just being good in a few races, you mentioned winning 10 races as not justifying as being worthy in itself of being WDC which i find to be a bit ridiculous really, there has to be a balance between the two and i think it errs a bit too much towards cruise and collect.
How does it Err towards cruise and collect?
The points difference between1st and second is larger than any other consecutive positions.
1st is more than twice what fifth is, the mid way of points positions and infinitely more than finishing in the middle of the field.
1st has the bigger points advantage over any other position.
And why is it ridiculous? It's a championship which last year was over 20 races. Not 10. It's to see who is the best over a full season not 10 tracks. It's about winning the championship, not individual races.
In ye old points system 2nd place would score you 60% of the first place, now it scores 72% of first place, 3rd place scored 40% of first place now it scores 60% of first place, so in todays terms a 3rd place position rewards you as much as a 2nd place position use to, and all the other placings below have moved up percentage wise as well.
This has been done to keep the scores closer and to improve the show as can be seen in the thread opener, the closer you keep the points the more open the WDC and in this scenario Kimi nearly wins the WDC in the 3rd/4th best car simply by consistent points finishes behind only 1 win and 6 podiums, not normally a good enough stat for a WDC campaign.
This is of course is only my own personal preference and i'm sure the majority of fans are more than happy with the current system being employed.
Edit: Just looking at this points system, by finishing 5th in every race you become WDC