Prost: People only talk about the problems

Date published: January 17 2016 - Editor

Although Alain Prost concedes F1 could do with a complete overhaul from engines, to chassis, to rules and revenue, he feels people focus too much on the problems.

In recent years Formula 1 has suffered slump in audience figures as fans not only not only fail to purchase tickets but even switch their televisions off.

This has led to a great deal of debate over what needs to be done to potentially save Formula 1.

And although he admits the sport could do with an overhaul, the former driver feels there has been too much criticism of late.

"I don't want to enter too much into this perspective and I'll tell you why: people only talk about one thing and that is the problem with F1," Prost told Motorsport.com.

"People look at the engine, the chassis and then the sporting regulations. But, in my opinion, we need to have a complete package and that is going to take a long time.

"So I don't want to see things going out in the press, as I can see sometimes quotes that don't reflect what I think. There are a lot of things that you need to change altogether."

However pushed on whether he also had concerns about Formula 1, the four-time World Champion said: "Yes, but as I said I think the better way is by having a full package [of changes].

"It is not only the engine, or the chassis. It is revenues, it is sporting regulations, it is everything altogether.

"You need to give the possibility to small teams to be more competitive, not only by adding more money, but by finding different ways in the regulations, [especially] the technical regulations."