Hamilton hints at boring Zandvoort race

24-06-2019 17:12
by Jake Williams-Smith
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Hamilton hints at boring Zandvoort race

Lewis Hamilton says that Liberty Media and Formula 1 should be careful when it comes to adding races to the racing calendar.

While he dominated the French Grand Prix for the second year running, the Mercedes driver fielded questions relating to how boring some found the race, with criticism of Paul Ricard as a circuit rife amongst fans on social media.

Hamilton admitted that while Formula 1 is adding new races to the calendar, like with France in 2018 and soon Vietnam and the Netherlands in 2020, there should be other venues that are added instead that would provide good racing.

"You still have to go for courses that produce interesting races, and that applies to one place that has recently been put on the calendar," he explained.

"That place is great and there's a big fan base there, but the race won't be that great. I'm not going to tell you where I'm talking about, you'll see about that next year."

While Vietnam is a brand new audience and country that Formula 1 will visit, the return to Zandvoort and a home grand prix for Max Verstappen is likely the destination in question, with many predicting a dull race due to the old-school layout of the track.

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