There has been no overtaking in F1 for 20 years: Button

April 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr. 2 (ANI): Fernando Alonso has warned F1 fans that if they want to see a lot of overlapping on the racing circuit, they should very well forget about Formula One.

“F1 is maybe not the perfect sport to see overtaking. Australia was a great show for everyone, a good race to watch and to enjoy as a driver. We know that in wet conditions we see more enjoyable races for the fans but this is not the normal thing,” The Sun quoted Alonso, as saying.

The double world champion claimed that there has not been any real overtaking in the sport for 20 years.

“There has been no overtaking for 20 years so it is not because of new rules. This is about watching the maximum-performance cars in the world, drivers enjoying racing and risking their lives in the car to put on a good show,” he said.

“I don’t think that in 2003, 04, 05 or 06 we saw much overtaking but we enjoyed those championships. And last year was a fantastic championship and I don’t think we saw many overtaking moves, not many,” he added.

However, reigning F1 champ Jenson Button disagrees with Alonso.

“We are driving missiles but I disagree that there hasn’t been any overtaking for 20 years. Last year there was quite a bit. If there was overtaking at every corner we would find it boring. It wouldn’t mean so much to us,” he said.

“NASCAR is a very different sport. You are racing on an oval, there is lots of overtaking but you don’t get a buzz when you see a move. In F1 when you do see a move you really respect it as you know it is difficult to do,” he added. (ANI)

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