Lewis Hamilton: “Fans Already Know That’s What’s Going to Happen” in Monaco

Published 05/20/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 8, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton reacts after qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Emilio Morenatti


The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most polarizing events on the F1 calendar, in terms of opinion. On the one hand, the race weekend is a four-day party for everyone involved, full of glitz and glamor. On the other hand, for some, including Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, it can prove to be an uneventful race, owing to the lack of overtaking opportunities at the circuit.

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Given the narrow roads at the street circuit, it close to impossible for drivers to overtake those ahead of them during the race. Thus, it is vital to get the best possible result in qualifying, as more often than not, it becomes the result of the actual race.

Thus, some feel that the race gets over before it even begins, which can make the whole affair a bit uninteresting.

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Lewis Hamilton finds Monaco a bit boring due to lack of overtaking

As quoted by RaceFans, Lewis said, “We’ve had the same format for years. It is the best venue. It is the most beautiful place that we get to to race at. But you already know that it’s never exciting for the fans.

“It’s a one-stop race with these hard, long stints that we get to do. On the list of difficult places to overtake it is off the scale, highly unlikely you’re ever going to get an opportunity to do so.

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – May 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“I don’t think fans enjoy that. I don’t know what the solution is, but I’m hoping when we are looking forward to future generations, it can be a more exciting race for people,” Hamilton concluded.

Can Hamilton grab another title this year?

The Knight equaled Michael Schumacher’s record last year by winning the seventh world title of his career. Then, he extended his stay at the Silver Arrows by one year, possibly aiming to clinch his record-breaking eighth world title and retire, or as Craig Slater said, ‘eight and vacate.’

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The 36-year-old currently leads the championship with 94 points and hopes to extend that lead by having a brilliant performance over the weekend at Monte Carlo.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

Hamilton is being chased by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen but hopes to keep him behind and secure the title for the 2021 F1 championship. Do you think Lewis can set a record by winning another title this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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