Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has stated that he wants new Formula 1 owners Liberty Media to improve the Monaco Grand Prix as part of their promised renovation of the sport.
After a third day of testing at Barcelona, Hamilton sat down to speak with Liberty Media to discuss F1’s future.
“You can’t keep doing the same format at Monaco because you can’t overtake there,” the Brit spoke.
“So maybe they need to spice it up and do something different – maybe a sprint race.
“The Monaco race should be different from the others.“
The three-time World Champion was elaborating on a point made by Ross Brawn, who suggested that a non-championship race could be run at weekends, which means that drivers and teams would not fight over points, or prize money.
Hamilton also defended Williams’ Lance Stroll, who crashed his car on Wednesday, which meant that Williams were unable to test on Thursday.
“It is to be expected because it is not an easy car to drive,” Hamilton spoke.
“It’s faster than last year and requires more precision.“