The two-time world champion has suggested the sport has become boring for fans.
Fernando Alonso has backed Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemelo in saying that Formula One needs an overhaul in order to make the sport more attractive to fans.
Speaking at the drivers’ press conference ahead of this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, the 32-year-old said the rule changes introduced to F1 this year have made the races less exciting for viewers.
“I think the president is right in a way, that the show that we put on this year is not good enough in some of the races,” said Alonso.
“Also, when one team is dominating so much as Mercedes, probably the spectators prefer some more action. They liked the Canadian GP and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
“We will try to put a better show in the next races and if the teams or the fans or whatever, have any ideas, they will be welcome to have a better show.”
The two-time world champion said that much could be done to improve the spectacle, but conceded that soaring costs would be a major stumbling block.
“The cost is the biggest thing here. All the ideas you have are closely related to the cost as well,” Alonso explained.
“In my opinion the KERS [deployment] should come back to our cars.
“We have now the electric [boost] helping us on the straight but we cannot decide, or we don’t have the extra boost we had last year to help with overtaking because you can use it in different places compared to other cars.
“Now we all use more or less the same energy in the same places, so that’s impossible to overtake.”
The Ferrari driver suggested that helping the smaller teams by letting them run different sets of tyre compounds could add to the excitement.
“The tyres are a big thing, and a tyre competition it 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 take an idea from other sports.”
Fernando Alonso currently sits fourth in the world championship heading into the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.