As the powers-that-be consider all manner of ideas to make races more exciting – without actually addressing the real issues – Lewis Hamilton has a cunning plan.
The Briton suggests that some race weekends would be enlivened by following a different format.
“I think one of the biggest changes that needs to be made is that at the moment it is the same four days, every weekend, for 21 weekends every single year pretty much,” he said, according to Motorsport.com.
“I think it needs to be dynamic,” he admitted. “It needs to be different for certain circuits so you have a ‘super weekend’.
“There are some tracks where the race is so boring,” he continued. “I remember growing up watching and falling asleep after the start. I am sure there are people who fall asleep after the start and wake up when they set their alarms for the end. I used to do it when I was younger, and there were some tracks that kept you on the edge of your seat, like I imagine Baku this year.”
The Briton admits that while some races may not excite the fans, actually driving the contemporary F1 car is more exciting than ever.
“I think it is more exciting this year, being in these cars is the best it has ever been,” he said. “But I am sure there are still dull races. So picking those ones out and saying, how can we make it different for that race? Whether it is reverse grid or whatever we end up doing, they should look into doing that.”