Fernando Alonso believes that Formula 1 lacks consistency after he was awarded a drive through penalty for his first lap incident with Pastor Maldonado.

However, as Alonso had radioed back to the pit wall during the race, the accident wasn’t entirely his fault due to Felipe Nasr hitting Alonso’s rear after missing his braking point which propelled him into Maldonado’s Lotus.

The double world champion attributed decisions like these were the reason for the declining viewers Formula 1 is currently experiencing, and compared the decisions made by Formula 1 officials to more consistent findings in the World Endurance Championship and MotoGP.

“They put the penalty on me and then we blame the sound of the car bringing less and less spectators to the track,” Alonso said.

“I think the FIA should look at categories like MotoGP or WEC and see how successful they are and how consistent they are with the penalties. They need some common sense.”

Despite the tough season, Alonso is still adamant he will be on the grid in 2016 contrary to the sabbatical rumours sparked by McLaren boss Ron Dennis.

“We will be racing. 100%. If I had to choose a sabbatical I would have chosen this one, but I was here and pushing and giving my maximum. I always will.”

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