Hamilton: F1 not scared of grand prix format change
Lewis Hamilton has called on F1 chiefs to keep thinking of ways to freshen up the format of grand prix weekends, and would not object to trying out new formats this season.
F1 rulemakers have faced intense criticism this year after attempts to shake-up the qualifying format, with the resulting knockout format being widely slammed before it was shelved.
Regardless of the difficulties, Hamilton insists that F1 should not be scared to try new things, and has backed calls for change in the traditional race format.
Hamilton said: “I definitely think we should use this year as an opportunity to come up with some ideas and test some things. If the fans saw we tried another new format and it didn’t work, sure they might not like it, but at least they would know we’re trying.
“For the last 10 years it’s [race weekends] been the same, but if the format was different each weekend it would be exciting. It doesn’t have to be every weekend, but if you had a super race weekend or three heats, I don’t know, but something different.”