"At the end of the day, you must remember that people criticised a lot when one driver made the pole position, led the race and then nothing happened," he said.
"You want it somewhere in the middle and I think the compromise today is not bad - because at least we have a show. We have a long season, with a lot of uncertainty - and that is the most important for F1."
Prost, a four-time winner of the Monaco race, said it is too easy this season for people inside and outside the paddock to criticise the racing without stepping back and looking at a bigger picture.
"If you have this new technology, it means you have something to sell also that is different to today," he explained.