French GP 2019: Labelled As Most Boring: Hamilton & Mercedes Say They Should Not Be Held Responsible.
French GP 2019 saw Lewis Hamilton dominating the race brought on his fourth consecutive win. He was un challenged throughout the race and never came under any. Such was his dominance that when he took the chequered flag the gap between him and the following driver was 18 second. While it was a perfect weekend for Mercedes as they continued their unbeaten run this season. However, it did not go well with the race fans due to lack of fight fans labelled French GP as the most Boring GP.
Hamilton on French GP Being Considered As Most Boring
Lewis Hamilton said he understands that people like to see competition but you can’t blame someone for improving their performance.
Don’t point fingers at the drivers, we don’t write the rules,” he said.
“We have nothing to do with money shifting, all that kind of stuff. You should put the pressure on the people at the head, who should be doing the job.”
The five-time world champion added: “It’s really important for people to realise it’s not the drivers’ fault. This is a constant cycle of Formula 1 for years and years and years, even before I got to F1, and it’s because the way Bernie had it set up and the decisions they were making back then. It’s still the same.
“Until that management structure changes, it will continue to be the same, in my opinion. That’s not my job to do that. My job’s to come here and do the best I can as a driver.” As quoted to BBC.
Toto Wolf On French GP Considered AS Boring
Toto Wolf said it completely unfair to say that Mercedes is making the sports boring with their Dominance. We are supposed to continuously improve our performance this is what we are doing. You can’t penalized someone for performing well.
“I hear you and from a fans’ perspective I get it,” he said, “but I think it’s an unfair question because what would you do in our shoes? You would continue to push relentlessly for performance. It is what we do.
“But the fans see a race that is less enjoyable to watch.”
“This is an unforgiving high-tech sport and we gave it a big push over the winter to understand how the tyres worked last year and it seems we have done OK.
“Changing the regulations mid-season is almost like introducing a balance of performance in a sport that was always about unforgiving excellence.”
The next race is Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring Austria, Lets see if we can get some entertainment or it will another Mercedes Dominance.