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Alain Prost says F1 too unpredictable presently

Ex world champion Alain Prost says that F1 maybe a little bit too unpredictable now, and he can understand that the audience is going up a little bit and people are more interested in that.

“If I talk for myself I would say yes it is maybe a little bit too unpredictable,” said Prost, speaking at the launch of a new Renault Alpina concept car in Monaco.

“You know F1, and you know you would like to understand a bit more about what is happening, but F1 has changed, and the public watching F1 has changed also at the same time.

“You cannot compare to what we had 10, 20 or 30 years ago. Now the public are quite pleased to see that it is not all the time the same driver or same car. That is the worst thing for F1 today – if one car or one driver is dominating too much.

“It [the unpredictable nature at the moment] is not what I would like to see, but I can understand that the audience is going up a little bit and people are more interested in that.”

“But if I think about the engineers in the teams it must be a nightmare, so it may be a little bit too much. But at least we have the show, we have the indecision and people are watching more and more F1, which is good.” He added.

“If you have more potential winners you have to be more consistent, but if you have one rival you have to fight against them and that is a different approach,” he said. “With this championship you need to be in the points all the time. Sometimes you must win, but you need to finish and be consistent.”

He said about 2012 title chances: “At the beginning of the season, before the first race, I thought it would be a championship for Jenson Button. But today I don’t know.

“Let’s say again Jenson because he could be the more consistent driver during the year, but I am not sure.”


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