Alonso: I hope drivers become more important and engineers have less contro 9 December, 2013 Fernando Alonso with Ferrari engineers. Fernando Alonso hopes Formula 1 drivers have a bigger role to play next year, as the wave of radical new regulations hit the 2014 grid.
This year, as Pirelli's heavily degrading tyres set the tone, drivers often had to take a back seat to full throttle as they nursed their cars through race strategies, at the beck and call of engineers' informed advice.
But Ferrari's Alonso thinks the new rules for 2014, featuring the introduction of turbo V6s and fuel limitations, could play in favour of the smartest drivers.
'Let's see what kind of driving style will be...
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