Lewis Hamilton has a solution to make Formula One more entertaining for the fans. Fan want to watch cars speed across the track but more importantly they want drivers to have that tussle with each other, something that will only be possible if more ‘overtaking’ is somehow made possible in the sport.
Hamilton has a solution to increase overtaking in Formula one. He feels that lighter cars would help increase overtaking and thus maybe increase the appeal of the sport.
The minimum weight limit of the cars has increased to 733 kg in 2018, primarily because of the halo. And this will lead to a forced change in driving style on part of the drivers who have driven with lighter cars in the past.
“The cars are getting heavier and heavier each year and that does obviously affect the braking zones” he said.
“There’s various challenges in that the brakes are obviously at the limit, they’re not really developing much further than they have been the last couple of years. The technology’s kind of limited at the moment in the carbon industry.
“So that becomes more and more of a challenge of cooling. But I think the team have handled it very well from last year’s experience with the heavier car. It is going to be quicker so I think the physical level steps up a bit which is in the right direction. But the cars, I hope they cars don’t get much heavier than they are.” he added.
From the next season on, a minimum driver weight rule will also be applicable, wherein the driver will have to way a minimum of 80 kg, which Hamilton feels will help him get that beach body he always wanted.
“Again next year the seat and the driver can be 80 kilos,” said Hamilton.
“So I can be a body-builder next year, basically, get the beach look I want.
“There are parts of the lighter cars, the more nimble cars that I prefer of the past: Easier to overtake, easier to manoeuvre in combat. With the heavier cars it gets slower and the heavier they are they’ll just continue to get slower in that respect.” he added.
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