David Coulthard has scoffed at suggestions the Malaysian Grand Prix was too confusing a spectacle.
Journalists but also some teams and drivers said after Sepang that it was difficult to understand the race as its 59 pitstops unfolded.
"Honestly, you cannot win with some people," former Grand Prix winner and now British television commentator Coulthard wrote in his Telegraph column.
"First F1 is too boring, now it is too hectic. Personally, I found it fascinating watching the evolving strategies out there," said the Scot.
His commentary box sidekick Martin Brundle agreed, revealing that F1's "Fleet Street boys" denounced the race as "totally confusing".
"I told them DC and me were on top of it no problem," he wrote on Twitter.
But it wasn't just the media concerned about the spectacle after Malaysia, with Felipe Massa admitting to Agencia Estado that "All the pitstops made it difficult for us to understand where the others are and what they are doing".
I think the teams will get used to it and learn more about how to use the tyres
Pirelli's Paul Hembery thinks the situation will settle down as the season progresses.
"I think the teams will get used to it and learn more about how to use the tyres," he told Auto Motor und Sport.
"The teams have a lot of engineering ability and they will find the right setups and balance and adapt in terms of tyre life. The drivers will adapt their driving style.
"We need to see in the middle of the season if the races are still the same," added motor sport director Hembery.