“It won’t be too exciting”– Lewis Hamilton not keen on sprint races as Formula 1 experiments the concept in the British Grand Prix.
Formula 1 decided to introduce sprint races in the Grand Prix weekend to make it more exciting apparently, but the seven-time world champion is not excited about its prospects.
The idea as of now is still at its preliminary stages and would be tried out for the first time in the British Grand Prix, but for the Briton, it would be a train.
“It will just be a train, probably. Hopefully, there will be some overtaking, but most likely it won’t be too exciting,” he said. However, the Briton admitted it’s worth a try before giving it a proper judgment.
“We’ll wait and see, there’s no point judging it before we even get into it,” he added.
Pessimistic about the home races
Currently, Red Bull is leading over Mercedes in the championship race, and in the last five races, Mercedes hasn’t won a single race, giving them a massive deficit to cover in the remainder of the races.
Silverstone, which was deemed to be the fortress of Mercedes in the last seven years, may not manage to guard them like before, as believed by the Brackley based team.
Even though Mercedes is reportedly bringing in upgrades to upscale their challenge against Red Bull, Hamilton is not convinced that it would change anything.
He admits that there is a deficit between Red Bull and Mercedes, but he also opined that different tracks might change the level field. So, if luck favours, Silverstone could change Mercedes’ fortune in the next race.
Last month, Hamilton correctly predicted that Red Bull would be having an advantage in Austria, and he was proven correct, as the Milton-Keynes based team grabbed both wins in the Austrian double-header.