Fernando Alonso believes that overtaking in Formula 1 has not been made easier, even if following another car is now so.

Formula 1 wanted to bring the focus back towards driver ability with the new regulations for 2022, by making it easier to follow and therefore promote more overtaking opportunities.

So far, it appears to be a widely-held opinion that drivers can now follow each other closer for longer without losing downforce, which in-turn led to overheating tyres.

On the tyre front, Pirelli introduced new 18-inch compounds for 2022 which were designed to be less prone to overheating and degradation.

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