F1 team radio clampdown ‘not enough’, says Alesi

Grand Prix winner Jean Alesi says Formula 1's move to clamp down on team radio does not go far enough.

In July, the FIA renewed a push to minimise driver aids – and ordered that coaching from the pit wall become far more restricted.

But Alesi, who earned a reputation as one of the most exciting drivers in F1, thinks the move by the FIA should have gone much further – and that bigger restrictions should be in place.

“The clampdown on the radio is not enough,” he told Motorsport.com.

“With the radio, the engineers say pit now – and there is too much information. The driver should race by himself and see what he can do.

“The solution to problems in F1 has to be to make the car more attractive from the outside and the competition less organised with the radio.”

Turbo criticisms

The French driver added that the current V6 hybrid engine was not the best decision from a sporting point of view.

“They are very efficient; and the technology for the environment is okay - but not in terms of motorsport and the noise.”

However, with the huge amount of investment made by the manufacturers, he believes, there is no way F1 can go back on it now.

“The problem is that they went too far, the manufacturers like Ferrari and Mercedes,” he said.

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