Alonso Unhappy With Testing Ban
Fernando Alonso has stated his distaste for the testing ban in Formula One.
Alonso, who has just joined the Ferrari team in a multi-million pound deal, cited other sports as he discussed the ban whch will see him have a maximum of 7 days in the car with his new team one month before the new season.
Fernando, who won two world titles in 2005 and 2006 with Renault claimed that it was not just bad for drivers who have changed teams, it affects the new teams and also drivers who have stuck with the same machinery.
“I think the test ban is not an easy thing to solve,” Alonso told reporters during Ferrari’s media event in the Dolomites.
“For sure the seven or eight days before the championship are not enough for any driver. It doesn’t matter if you are new to a team or if you are at the same team as last year.
“I think there is no other sport in the world where you test for seven days before the championship. I cannot imagine a tennis player testing seven times before Roland Garros, or a football player training seven days before a world cup, so this is something strange in our sport.
“If it’s the best for the future and for saving costs we are happy, because it’s what they think it’s best.”