‘We NEED to do higher as a sport’: Lewis Hamilton pleads with Method One bosses to make racing extra ‘thrilling’ for followers as Purple Bull’s dominant begin to the season appears set to proceed in Miami
- Lewis Hamilton desires there to be extra competitiveness in Method One
- The Mercedes driver understands frustration from followers who suppose it’s boring
- Purple Bull have dominated the early season by successful each race thus far
Lewis Hamilton has known as on Method One to offer followers ‘extra pleasure’ following Purple Bulls one-sided domination to the beginning of the brand new season.
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have shared Grand Prix wins from the 4 opening occasions, with the reigning world champion establishing a six level lead over his team-mate.
In the meantime, Hamilton’s Mercedes have struggled to comeback from a season of difficulties with comparable automobile issues hampering their efforts to regain their standing as the game’s main drive.
The 38-year-old is hoping for a extra enthralling Miami GP on Sunday following a beforehand mundane Azerbaijan race final day out that noticed Verstappen’s off-track conflict with George Russell the most important spotlight of the weekend.
Talking in America previous to Sunday’s race, Hamilton stated: ‘It is undoubtedly not boring from my perspective however, as a racing fan, I can perceive [the boredom factor] as a result of there’s not as a lot competitors as they’re used to.
Lewis Hamilton has known as on Method One to do extra to make racing extra thrilling for followers
Hamilton’s Mercedes struggles this season see him sit fourth within the championship standings
‘We have to do higher as a sport. They’ve already tried to deliver the groups nearer, but it surely by no means appears to work.
‘All I can say is that we’re working as arduous as we will to shut up and get again to that… and provides them some extra pleasure,’ he added.
Verstappen’s quest to safe a 3rd consecutive world championship title appears set to solely be rivalled by his team-mate Perez, with the duo rising as clear leaders within the standings.
Purple Bull have additionally taken a stranglehold of the constructors championship, with 4 wins inserting them on 180 factors.
Aston Martin path in second on 87 factors, whereas Mercedes sit third with simply 76 factors from the 4 opening race weekends.
Max Verstappen has loved a dominant begin to the brand new season as he goals for a 3rd world championship title
Purple Bull have dominated the early phases of the season by successful the primary 4 race
Hamilton believes that the hole between competing groups is ‘unlucky’ and harassed that rules should be tailored to extend competitiveness on the grid.
‘It is a actually adverse means to take a look at it. It is good we’re making an attempt to maintain doing issues to maneuver ahead and evolve.
‘I feel the expertise has developed. It’s simply unlucky that we nonetheless see the identical form of gaps between groups.
‘I do not know what the answer is for the long run, however we’ll need to adapt these rules shifting ahead, in any other case it may very well be the identical as it’s now for years till 2026 if we do not do a greater job, which we’re engaged on doing.’