Fernando Alonso threatens to retire from F1 over standard engine 

Written by David on December 03rd, 2008 at 11:57 amLast Update: December 03rd, 2008 at 11:57 am

Fernando AlonsoDouble World Champion Fernando Alonso has criticised the FIA’s proposal for a standard engine in Formula One starting from 2010 season, by saying that he will consider a retirement if such proposal gets approved. “If they approve a single engine, that would be the last straw and It would be time to start thinking about retirement,” the Spaniard told Spanish media. “A standard engine is another backwards step for F1,” he added.

“In 2005 we had V10 engines with approximately 1000 horse power: it was exciting for the drivers, auto racing at its limit. We’ve gone from a glimpse of the future to cars without electronic aids and no grip. Looking at them, they seem a visual image of the past,” he added.

The introduction of a standard engine, would be another wrong choice according to the Spaniard. He is happy however with the reintroduction of slick tyres starting from next season as in 2007 and 2008, when Bridgestone Motorsport was the sole supplier of grooved tyres, ‘cars had to be driven in an unique way, with more difficulties than ever.’

One Comment

  1. adymaiza says:

    what is the purpose to see f1, if there use standard engine….

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