Fernando Alonso calls for more 'consistency' after latest F1 rule changes
Spaniard believes it's making it tougher for fans to follow the sport
By Simeon Gholam
Last Updated: 04/08/16 1:11pm
Fernando Alonso has called for "consistency" in the rules for F1, after yet more changes were implemented ahead of the German Grand Prix.
A Strategy Group meeting last Thursday saw team radio restrictions immediately lifted and qualifying sessions stopped if there are double waved yellow flags - following the controversy surrounding Nico Rosberg's pole at the Hungary GP.
Speaking at Hockenheim, Alonso bemoaned the constant alterations and claimed it made it harder for fans to follow the sport.
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"It's not the normal way for our sport to keep changing the rules, and most of the time we go back to what we had two weeks ago, two months ago or two years ago," he said.
"From a driver's point of view we just try to be a little bit on the side of all these changes because obviously we don't make them, so we don't have these decisions in our hands.
"So we just wait and listen to our teams and what we're allowed to do or not do in every session, qualifying or race and that has been more or less the same thing for the last few months, because it keeps changing all the time.
"For us it's not a big problem because it's our job but for the fans and viewers it would be nice to have some consistency."
A frustrating race for Alonso in Germany saw him finishing outside of the points despite being 10th heading into the closing stages of the race, leaving him 13th in the 2016 standings on just 24 points.
Don't miss the F1 Report: German GP review and half-term report on Wednesday at 8.30pm on Sky F1 with Natalie Pinkham, Marc Priestley and Mike Gascoyne