Lewis Hamilton thinks that Monaco GP does not bring any entertainment for the fans and its format needs to be reconsidered.
Formula 1 cars get bigger and bigger, wider and wider every year, while the street track in Moncao does not give any extra space. As a result, the overtaking opportunities get even more limited and racing in the streets of the principality is not as exciting as earlier. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton sees the problem and supposes that the format of the event needs to change to increase the excitement aspect.
“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,” Hamilton said.
“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. 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,” he added.
At the same time, the reigning champion admits that the track is still as fascinating as ever from the driver’s standpoint.
“Practice, just driving the track, going through the tunnel, up into Casino, the whole experience for the weekend is mesmerising. And that never changes,” he commented.
“The feeling of winning here is never any less. Every year is unique and special if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity,” the Briton said in the end.