Lewis Hamilton had a frustrating Monaco GP as he constantly complained of tyre blisters throughout the race and was frustrated with how he was unable to challenge for the 2nd(or even the 1st spot) all through the 78 laps.
Hamilton had qualified in P3 during qualifying and it seemed like he might have a chance of going for the win after Ricciardo’s unfortunate power loss but somehow the Australian stayed on the race track and prevented Vettel and Hamilton from going past him.
The Brit seemed a little flustered with how the entire race panned out. For him and for a lot of other drivers, the hype around the Monaco GP just dies a little when the cars actually step onto the race track.
The race as such doesn’t present the viewers with much action as overtaking becomes a massive issue.
“It’s got the biggest build-up,” Hamilton said.
“It’s the most special race of the year. I was thinking, ‘It’s just a shame that the race isn’t as exciting as the whole spectacle and the track is’.
“There’s no place like it, but I think Formula 1 needs to apply a different rule or schedule or something. You shouldn’t be able to do a one-stop here.
“Maybe it’s got to be a different format or something here. It’s got to be more mixed-up things – I don’t know what.
“You look at NASCAR, they put in a bunch of safety cars for no reason at all to bunch the pack up. There’s like 100 yellow flags in the race to bring them all together.
“Maybe we need two races here – who knows? That was the longest 78 laps ever. It was long.” he added.
Hamilton revealed that he in fact had a conversation with Prince Albert and asked him to be maybe change the layout of the track.
“I said to Prince Albert the other day, maybe it’s time to make it [the track] longer,” said Hamilton.
“We’re doing 1m11s around here.
“There’s more roads – do we change this great track and make it even better?” the Brit added.
Maintaining track position is of paramount importance in Monaco, and thus drivers tend to push a little less, something that Hamilton too admitted to doing.
“From a racing driver’s point of view, we just weren’t ever pushing,” said Hamilton.
“We had to back off massively.
“It’s just insane how little I was pushing – the least, probably, that I can ever remember.” he concluded.