2022 F1 Rules a ‘Step Back’: Lewis Hamilton

Published 05/21/2021, 2:55 PM EDT
IMOLA, ITALY – APRIL 17: Pole position qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 17, 2021 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


Recently, F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton spoke about the future of Formula One. Admittedly, he is not overly fond of the direction that the sport is planning to take. According to him, it is hugely important for the drivers to understand the technology. In addition to that they also have to consider the complications of the budget ceiling.

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He said, “The cars will be heavier and slower, and that seems like a step back to me. We should be faster and more efficient, these cars were better when they were lighter.

“But those in charge have made those decisions and there is nothing else to do but assume it.”

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Hamilton also acknowledged that it would become quite difficult to develop the car because of the ceiling. The British driver cited the example of when he took part in a test for the 18-inch tyres. His objective was to find out what the difference is between those tyres and the current spec.

What else did Lewis Hamilton say?

The Briton went on to talk about his own future in Formula One. He admitted that he does not expect to race in F1 until his 40s, but will retire on his own terms.

Until then, he is happy to try and gun for a record-breaking 8th Formula One World Championship.

For now, Lewis Hamilton is solely focusing on the 2021 season. This weekend, the F1 fraternity heads to the Monte Carlo street circuit for the next race of the season.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 09: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 09, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Emilio Morenatti – Pool/Getty Images)

The Mercedes driver knows that he has to grab pole position at this track to stand a chance of winning. At worst, he could aim for the front row, as it increases his own chances of winning the race.

However, the likes of Max Verstappen will be right there to try to stop him from triumphing.

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