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Hamilton wants F1 to have unbiased stewards

BARCELONA – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton takes a look at Red Bull Racing’s pit box during the first day of testing at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ahead of the start of the Formula 1 season. ANP ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton said Formula 1 needs to have “non-biased” stewards after the Abu Dhabi controversy.

Michael Masi, the former F1 race director, has been removed from his position after the drama caused by his decision at the championship-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Now, Hamilton pointed at the stewards, implying some if them are biased towards ‘friends’ within the drivers.

“We need to make sure we get non-biased stewards too,” Hamilton told Motorsport.com.

“Racing drivers, some are very, very good friends with certain individuals. Some travel with certain individuals, and tend to take more of a keen liking to some of them.

“I just think [we need] people who have no bias and are super central when it comes to making decisions.”

Hamilton also pointed that he wants a more ‘diverse’ Stewards’ room, saying there needs to be more women involved.

“I want to see more women in the stewards’ room.

“I don’t think we have many, I think last year it was maybe one or two. And I think it would be awesome for them to have a male and female as the two race directors.

“I think that’s a great way of promoting diversity too.”

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