Lewis hamilton arrive at Grand Prix of Great Britain within a week with a lot of pressure. The Briton will contest his country’s career as an escort for Max verstappen in the championship, and with a car much slower than expected. However, there will be another way to catch up with Verstappen in the upcoming races: The sprint classifications of the Formula 1.
This new racing format will be tested next week at the British Grand Prix. After Friday’s training sessions, a classification will be played (on the same day), to order the starting grid on Saturday, where the first test of the new format will be run. The result of this race will have the start of the race on Sunday, which will be the usual one.
However, the seven-time World Champion does not see this new format as feasible. In his words, sprint races can be quite boring, despite the fact that the leaders of the category insist that you can overtake and find very exciting races with this format.
“It will probably be just a train, hopefully there will be some overtaking, but most likely it will not be too exciting. We will wait and see, it does not make sense to judge it even before entering it ”, declared the former pilot of Mclaren and the current World Champion, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.
Hamilton will look at home to discount in the championship. The Briton is second, behind Verstappen and has already lost a lot of advantage. After the Austrian Grand Prix, Verstappen reached 182 points, while Hamilton only reached 150. On the other hand, in the constructors’ championship, Mercedes is escort of Red bull, which continues to lead comfortably.
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