F1: Monaco is “never exciting”, format must change – Hamilton · RaceFans


Lewis Hamilton believes Formulation 1 ought to introduce a unique format for the Monaco Grand Prix as a result of overtaking is just too troublesome across the road observe.

“Greater automobiles” which have change into “a lot sooner” over time depart drivers with “virtually zero alternative to overhaul in a race”, the seven-times world champion defined. “It’s been the case for a while and for my part, it wants to alter.”

Hamilton, who has gained the race thrice, says F1 must give you a unique format for the occasion.

“We’ve had the identical format for years. It’s the greatest venue. It’s the most stunning place that we get to to race at. However you already know that it’s by no means thrilling for the followers.

“It’s a one-stop race with these laborious, lengthy stints that we get to do. On the checklist of adverse locations to overhaul it’s off the dimensions, extremely unlikely you’re ever going to get a chance to take action.

“I don’t suppose followers get pleasure from that. I don’t know what the answer is, however I’m hoping once we are wanting ahead to future generations, it may be a extra thrilling race for individuals.”

Nonetheless Hamilton admitted the observe stays as thrilling to drive as ever.

“Observe, simply driving the observe, going by means of the tunnel, up into On line casino, the entire expertise for the weekend is mesmerising. And that by no means adjustments.

“The sensation of successful right here is rarely any much less. Yearly is exclusive and particular if you’re fortunate sufficient to get the chance.”

Advert | Turn into a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

After 4 fights with Max Verstappen over the opening races, Hamilton expects a processional race on Sunday.

“We’ve obtained loads of tracks that we go to the place you see racing. I feel it’s been an thrilling begin to a season the place you’re seeing individuals overtaking and also you see the entire subject closed up.

Footage: Monaco Grand Prix build-up

“You’re going to simply see a prepare, naturally, on Sunday. The followers already know that’s what’s going to occur this weekend nonetheless it’s nonetheless thrilling to look at, by some means.”

However Fernando Alonso believes the races of in the present day shall be appreciated in a lot the identical approach individuals look favourably on occasions from the seventies and earlier years in the present day.

“I don’t suppose we will examine automobiles and years, championships and driving kinds,” he stated. “I feel these years have been wonderful to drive these automobiles from Monaco. I can solely think about how laborious it was and the way difficult it was on the similar time.

“Now we’ve automobiles that they go 15 or 20 seconds sooner than that point. So that they’re nonetheless the identical problem and also you maximise a bundle that you’ve in your arms. It doesn’t matter in the event you’re operating in 1’30s or in 1’10s, on the finish of the day is identical spirit into the driving and the identical problem to maximise that.

“So I respect lots what the previous in Formulation 1 did obtain and the way they have been capable of drive these automobiles. And now I feel it is going to be the identical respect in 20 or 30 years’ time once they see the races that we have been doing now.”

Advert | Turn into a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

2021 F1 season

Browse all 2021 F1 season articles


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *