Alonso pleased with safety car change
|By Jonathan Noble||Saturday, July 10th 2010, 09:18 GMT|
Fernando Alonso has welcomed the move by the FIA to modify the safety car procedures for this weekend's British Grand Prix in the wake of the controversy in Valencia.
The Spaniard was left furious after the European GP that Lewis Hamilton had overtaken the safety car - and delays in punishing him meant the McLaren driver could serve a drive-through penalty without losing position.
Following the issues brought up in Valencia, the FIA has agreed with teams that cars will now have to slow to the pace of the safety car as soon as a caution period is called.
This should rule out any chance of a driver running at a speed that could result in them overtaking the safety car before they have to form up behind it.
Alonso said he welcomed the FIA's move - which he hoped would improve matters for the Silverstone weekend.
"I think any change they [the FIA] do is because they think it is better," said the Ferrari driver. "Every change is welcome if they improve F1, so let's hope everything goes well."