Fernando Alonso believes that the type of racing in Formula 1 caused by this year's Pirelli tyres is good for the sport.
The importance of tyre management and the fluctuating fortunes of teams as they struggle to understand this year's rubber has been a big topic for debate in 2012. But Alonso has no problem with the direction the sport has headed in, as he believes it is the teams that do the best job that succeed.
"I think no-one knows 100 per cent at the moment how the tyres work," Alonso told reporters in the Valencia paddock. "But it's good like this.
"It's good for the clever people and the teams that do the better job. At the moment we are watching a great show, having exciting races, and it is quite challenging for us to get the maximum from the tyres."
Alonso added that the fact that the tyre situation is the same for every team is another reason that it is not a problem for F1.
"Every race we learn something about the tyres," he said. "But at the same time, it's true that some races you think you learn something and the next race the answer from the tyres is the opposite. The good news is it is the same for everybody."