Hamilton blasts F1's new rules of not being 'demanding enough' for drivers
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has slammed Formula One's new rules as too easy and too slow and said that the sport should be more demanding for drivers.
Hamilton said that although the new hybrid rules are creating a better spectacle for fans he said that Formula One should be more demanding for drivers. He added that he is not a huge admirer of the direction Formula One is taking.
While preparing for a return to action in Belgium after the summer break trailing teammate Nico Rosberg by 11 points, Hamilton said that personally he is not a huge admirer of the direction that everything's going in, in the sense that the cars get slower every year so physically it's easier for him in the car, The Mirror reported.
The Brit racer said that maybe in the hot conditions it's still a challenge, but generally it would take him two race distances to feel the same as he did in his first season.
Hamilton said that they are fast on the straights of course but slower through some corners and that makes a difference, adding that he just feels Formula One is the pinnacle so it should be so draining that when one finishes the race one should barely be able to get out of the car.
And, he said that the cars should be the fastest they can be within the boundaries of safety.
However, Hamilton added that the motor racing sport also has to stay relevant and some of the technologies that have been brought in such as the energy recovery systems, which they can see being used on road cars, are definitely a positive step.
(Posted on 22-08-2014)