Alonso defends F1

In an interview prior to the Australian Grand Prix this weekend, Fernando Alonso has come out with a stern defence of F1.

Speaking to Formula1.com Alonso stated:

This is Formula One and not Cirque du Soleil. If people want to see extra show interludes they probably should reconsider if they want to watch Formula One.

Cirque du Soleil translates to “Circus of the Sun“. A Canadian entertainment company that proclaims to offer “dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.”

I thought this was a particularly excellent statement on the values of F1 and how we need to be careful before we go around worrying about the sport being a “show”.

F1 is not always exciting, but when it is, I firmly believe it is up there with one of the most captivating sports in the world.

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