I believe KR won the title fairly and squarely, as he and Massa had the best package for whole of the race, perhaps they had the best package for last half of the season, as they amassed more points in the later half.
As McLaren announced that they are going to appeal against the decision of letting BMW/Williams get away about ‘fuel irregularities’ it seems pretty much out of desperation.
First, I believe they themselves were lucky when FIA wisely decided not to punish the driver, rather the team about that tire fiasco during the practice session.
Secondly, the only other precedent regarding the ‘fuel irregularities’ offense, has been in 90s, when the FIA decided to punish teams not the drivers, hence again making a wise choice in my view, because otherwise the drivers’ championship could become a farce.
In my view it would be better for McLaren to accept the verdict, and move on, they have a fantastic pairing of drivers in LH and FA (whether he stays or not …… is another question), and also they have an extremely quick and competitive car, therefore, they can always come back and fight ever strongly with the rivals next year.
Lastly, I think it’s high time to reconsider the drivers’ championship point system, and the winner should get ‘reasonably’ more points than the runners up/others. Perhaps may be 12, and it’s high time F1 take a leaf out of A1, and award a bonus point for fastest lap of the race, that will add a bit of spice and increase interest in the sport as well.