Lewis Hamilton cut a frustrating figure at the end of the Canadian GP as the 6 time winner wasn’t even able to get on the podium in what was largely a ‘boring’ race.
Pirelli’s durable tyres make for just a one-stop race, something that takes strategy out of the equation on race day and hence provides fans with less amount of entertainment.
Not just that, the engine restrictions also cause teams to save their engines during the dying part of the race(as they can use just 3 in the season) rather than going all out to overtake the driver in front of them.
Hamilton pointed out this major flaw in F1 after last night’s race and wanted the authorities to do something about it as the ‘sport is going in the wrong direction’.
I hope they don’t go to two next year as it’s just going to get ridiculous,” Hamilton said talking about the engine restrictions, as quoted by Sky.
“It is definitely more fun when you have more engines. The fact that the World Championship could be swayed by reliability, I don’t think anyone wants to see that.
“You want actual true performance, so the sport is going in the wrong direction, in my opinion.” he added.
Hamilton’s P5 finish in Canada means that Vettel has a slender 1 point lead at the top of the driver’s standings.
However, Hamilton is pleased by the fact that he could at least finish the race as he was experiencing bouts of power loss almost all through the second half of the race.
“I’m super grateful that I finished,” he added.
“I’m just so happy because all of a sudden at the start I was down on power. My engine was over temperature and I couldn’t get them down.
“I just thought it was going to fail and every single lap I was on the edge just waiting for that power to drop away.
“It kept dropping and coming back and was like ‘jeez’.
“I could have lost a lot more points today.”