New cars are too ugly for F1 - Alonso
Fernando Alonso says the latest breed of Formula One cars are too ugly for the pinnacle of motorsport.
New regulations regarding the height of the tip of the nose has spawned a variety of awkward-looking solutions up and down the grid. Alonso's Ferrari F14 T features a significant bump in the nose and the two-time champion said there was no ignoring the fact the new cars do not look as good as they used to.
"They are uglier," Alonso said in an interview with CNN. "I think we have to be honest with our fans and ourselves first of all. They are not good enough because people look to Formula One for excellence of motorsport, of aerodynamics, excellence of performance and technology. And when you see those front parts of the car, it doesn't look like all the things I said.
"I think we will find different solutions. The engineers are clever enough to make the car fast and also beautiful."
Alonso will go up against Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari this year and said he would have to be at the top of his game to come out on top.
"I think he's very talented so that is a huge help and a huge motivation for myself, first, and also for the team," he said. "The team knows it has to deliver a good car because Kimi will deliver a good result and, myself, I know that I need to deliver at my best. If not, I will not be able to be in front of Kimi. So that is only a good and positive news for Ferrari."