F1 bosses ‘don’t know what they’re trying to solve’, says Hamilton


Lewis Hamilton says the planned new regulations for 2017 highlight a lack of understanding from F1’s bosses.

Regulations are being drawn up to make F1 cars faster and more aggressive-looking from next year, with an initial target of reducing lap times by five seconds. However, while Hamilton is a supporter of radical change within the sport, he says the knowledge he has of the current plans shows a lack of a clear direction.

“Obviously something does need to change because Formula 1 has been the same for a long, long time,” said Hamilton. “I know they’re talking about giving us more aerodynamics [in 2017] which for me is the worst idea. It just shows that, for me, they don’t really know what they’re trying to solve.

“From the driver’s point of view, we want more grip from the tyres; we want less wake coming from the car so therefore we can get closer.”