Alonso: "I Hope Teams Will Form Breakaway Series"

Two of championship's most respected drivers – one being a two time world champion and the other being regarded as the “next Schumacher” – revealed their skepticism regarding the future of Formula One. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel don't think much about the new teams that have lodged 2010 entries during the past couple of weeks, with the former even admitting he prefers a breakaway series of the current F1 manufacturers.

This latest remark was made following the FIA president Max Mosley's latest comments to the conditions imposed by the FOTA to continue their F1 programmes. The 69-year old Briton advised the championship's “big guns” to go make their own series, if they don't accept the rules imposed by the Paris-based body.

Hopefully it happens,” said Alonso, when talking to the media ahead of this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix. “With this revolution it seems like almost anyone can have a formula one team, and I think that's a big mistake for the sport,” continued the Renault driver.

He also made it very clear that, while very much in favor of having a Spanish team in Formula One, he doesn't want that to happen in exchange of turning the sport into a second-hand series. There are currently two Spanish teams that have lodged F1 entries until now, Campos Racing and Epsilon Euskadi, both of which have never been part of the sport in the past.

It would be a dream if there was a Spanish team, but not if at the same time formula one becomes a sort of 'big GP2',” concluded the Spaniard.

Red Bull's Vettel also argued that a multitude of teams making the F1 grid will not necessarily lead to a more even field, as finance will still be an important part of the sport in 2010 (especially if one wants to set up a successful F1 operation).

Perhaps it's best to wait. With regards to all these new teams, perhaps everything will not be the same when it comes the time to put the money on the table,” said Vettel, as reported by Speedweek.
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