The change to the 'gold medals'-style points system for this season has been roundly panned, but it is the duel-rule budget cap idea for 2010 that Fernando Alonso publicly appealed to be "reconsidered".

Two of the racing veterans of the formula one circus have reacted with concern to the FIA's latest wave of fundamental rule changes.

The change to the 'gold medals'-style points system for this season has been roundly panned, but it is the duel-rule budget cap idea for 2010 that Fernando Alonso publicly appealed to be "reconsidered".

"I don't understand the need to constantly change the rules of this sport," the 2005 and 2006 world champion said.

"I think that these types of decisions can only confuse the fans," the Spaniard added, insisting that the desires of "the teams, the sponsors, the drivers and above all the fans" were ignored by the sport's governing body.

Jarno Trulli, an Italian veteran of 200 races, echoed his former Renault teammate's view, telling La Stampa that the World Motor Sport Council's decisions this week comprise "many negative factors and no positive" ones.

"It seems to be that formula one wants to die and we will all have to go and race in some other championship," he is quoted as saying by the newspaper.

Trulli, 34, said the 'gold medals' system runs the risk that if one driver dominates the season as in 2002 and 2004, the championship will be officially over even earlier than usual.

"It is right to try to give the public more, to improve the show, but it shouldn't distort the spirit of formula one. I am very, very worried," he added.

 

 

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