Lewis Hamilton: "Don't blame the F1 drivers for boring races"
Formula One and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has come out in defense of the sport and has said that they should not be blamed for “boring” F1 races. He has been forthright in his assessment that “serious changes” are needed to the sport’s plans to overhaul its rules in 2021.
Fans have been critical of the sport this season more than ever because of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton's dominance since the start of the season.
He was sympathetic to the fans claims that races were "boring" but urged people not to "point the finger at the drivers".
"We don't write the rules," he said. "We have nothing to do with the money shift [between the teams] and all that stuff. You should put the pressure on the people that are at the head, that should be doing the job. I think they are trying to. But for many, many years they've made bad decisions."
At the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France, Hamilton won the race 18 seconds ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Formula One management is currently in talks to change the rules for the 2021 season.
“Do I have confidence it’s going to shift massively? I have faith it’s going to get better, to the point that I went to Paris last week to get involved. I was in that meeting watching all the bosses of F1 and the FIA and all the teams. I have nothing to gain by it. They’re making all these decisions but never once had a driver’s input in that room so if that can be the decisive point that helps shift it so the fans can get better racing, I’d be proud to be a part of that,” Hamilton added.
But will it truly change? Well, the organisers and the drivers should definitely work towards it or they will lose the loyalty of their fans way before the 2021 season come around.
Major changes need to be made, this is beyond boring— Jake (@jakemccaffrey25) June 23, 2019