Alonso latest to hit out at new rules

Fernando Alonso has become the latest high-profile figure from the world of F1 to speak out against the new rules, which were announced by the FIA´s World Motor Sport Council on Tuesday this week.

The changes include the radical idea that the driver with the most wins instead of the most points would become champion, and in a statement on his personal website Alonso said that the fans of the sport could be confused.

“I don’t understand the need to change the rules of the sport constantly. I think this kind of decisions can only confuse the fans,” the two-time world champion said.

Alonso made a pointed reference to the FIA´s decision to ignore teams´association FOTA´s proposals, which were based on research from fans.

“Formula 1 has existed for over 50 years thanks to the teams, the sponsors, the drivers and, above all, the fans from all over the world, and none of them have been able to express their views in front of the FIA,” he added.

The Asturian driver acknowledged that rules are always being modified in F1, however, and hoped that the new regulations might be subject to the same treatment.

“I hope somehow these measures can be reconsidered in the short-term,” he finished.