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Hamilton slams F1's 'Driver of the day' initiative

2016-02-26 13:34

'POINTLESS': Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said the new rule to award a 'Driver of the day' after each race is 'pointless'. Image: AFP /Lars Baron

Barcelona, Spain - Lewis Hamilton has launched another attack on the latest rule changes in Formula 1.

Earlier this week, the reigning triple world champion said moves to make the cars wider but also heavier in 2017 are "ridiculous".

And now, the Mercedes driver has ridiculed the decision to crown a 'Driver of the day' after each grand prix.

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At Tuesday's (February 23) meeting of the F1 Commission, it was decided that TV viewers would vote for the best driver during the telecast and then see him "presented with their prize" at the finish.

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Hamilton is quoted by the Sun newspaper: "Driver of the day doesn't sound good to me.

Nothing positive

"It sounds like a pointless exercise. I don't really have positive things to say about it."

The Briton also hit out at the revamped 'musical chairs' format for qualifying, saying it would be "a waste of time" to stage a dressed rehearsal prior to season-opener Melbourne.

He said: "I don't think it is going to make any difference.

"I just don't think it's going to add to the spectacle for the fans, and that's really what we've got to do."


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