Why Hamilton fears 2021 regulations will make F1 worse
Lewis Hamilton ominously warned that the proposed regulation changes for 2021 in Formula 1 are going in the "wrong direction" to add entertainment. Hamilton spoke after dominating a French Grand Prix, which failed to offer much excitement at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Liberty Media have had to row back on many of the changes set for 2021, with reports suggesting engine rules will not be changed as panned, while the budget cap has been put in place with several exemptions which is set to favour big teams regardless.
Hamilton says the regulations governing the cars also need serious examination, as he is concerned that they will fail to make racing better.
"One of the issues that we have is that our cars are too heavy," he said.
"So the brakes are beyond the limit, they're always overheating and they're talking about going heavier in 2021 which is the wrong… I promise you is the wrong direction."
He added: "Don't point the fingers at the drivers because we don't write the rules, we have nothing to do with the money shifting, all that kind of stuff… you should put the pressure on the people that are at the head, who should be doing the job.
"I think they are trying to but for many, many years they've made bad decisions.
"They've extended the decision of making the rules. I think they need to because they're nowhere near where it should be in my opinion and they've got to make some serious changes to the decisions that they've already made of how 2021 should be.
"But what I'm encouraged by is that Ross [Brawn] and his team are working - for the first time – on a real aero package that hopefully will have an impact on following, for example.
"But as I said, the cars going heavier is not a great thing. We need to get the cars lower, I think. People really enjoyed the speed of the cars between the early 2000s I think it was. It still needs to be Formula 1, the pinnacle of sport and the fastest cars that there are around the world."
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