Alonso says F-1 must become more of a 'spectacle'

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso o speak with the media ahead of this weekend's Austrian F1...

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso o speak with the media ahead of this weekend's Austrian F1 Grand Prix. (REUTERS/PHOTO)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:23 AM ET

A facelift is in the works to spruce up Formula 1 racing.

And according to two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, it’s coming at a time when the world’s premier open-wheel racing circuit is under intense scrutiny to change or continue to bleed fans.

Alonso is also parrotting his Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo’s view that F-1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone should meet with stakeholders soon to discuss how to make the racing better.

In a press conference to launch this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring, Alonso said the series needs to provide more “spectacle” for the fans.


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