Alonso: Formula 1 can learn from MotoGP
19 June 2014 – Fernando Alonso has seconded Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo's criticism of Formula 1's on track spectacle and reckons lessons can be learned from the recent regulation changes in MotoGP.
Di Montezemolo has written a letter to Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to express his concerns about the current state of Formula 1, and Alonso, speaking in Thursday afternoon's pre-Austrian Grand Prix press conference at the Red Bull Ring, admitted that "the show we have put on this year is not good enough."
"When one team is dominating so much as Mercedes, the spectators probably prefer more action," he said.
"We will try to put on a better show in the next races. If teams or fans have ideas, they will be welcome."
Alonso feels special dispensation for smaller teams, such as the tyre and fuel breaks seen in motorcycle racing category MotoGP, would benefit Formula 1, but admits that many proposals are dependent on costs.
"The costs are the biggest thing," he said. "All the ideas are closely related to the costs and it is not easy.
"In my opinion [the deployment of] KERS should come back to our cars. We have the electric [boost] but we do not have the extra boost to help overtake – now we all use the same energy in the same places. It is impossible.
"The tyres are also a big thing, and a tyre competition would mix things. We could help the small teams like in MotoGP, and give them a different tyre or fuel in the race. So maybe we can take an idea from other sports."