Date: 4th March 2016 at 8:23am
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The recent row over changes to qualifying has seen Formula One drivers hit out at those who run the sport.

It takes a lot for all 22 drivers on a Formula One grid to agree on something, but the changes to qualifying appears to have a unanimous verdict.

It’s also given them a platform to discuss what they think is currently wrong with Formula One.

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso believes that there are a number of complex rules within Formula One which is boring to the average spectator.

The Spaniard believes that the current rules regarding Pirelli compounds and forcing drivers to race with a mandatory set of tyres per race appears pointless to the viewer.

He also suggested that the V6 Turbo-Hybrid power-units have become so important within the sport that understanding the various technical terms for parts of the power-unit also leads to viewers switching off.

‘The complexity of the rules for the spectators is quite high, All my friends here in Spain want to switch on the televisions and watch battles in big cars, big tyres, big noise and enjoy the race like they do with other sports. Alonso told Sky Sports.

‘But with us they need to know know about MGU-H, MGU-K, state of charge, supersoft, mandatory, medium, when you are fourth in the race three laps from the end you need to stop because you have to put another tyre on that is mandatory.

‘Things like that, it is normal that they switch off their televisions.’

 

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