F1 using red flags to spice up show says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton thinks Formula 1 is deliberately using red flags to spice up the show. Mid-race red flag stoppages are historically very rare in Formula 1, but amid Mercedes’ utter dominance in the covid-affected 2020 season, there were red flags at both Monza and Mugello. “I know the fans were excited with the restart and everything at Monza so it seemed like they … if there’s a piece of paper on the track they’re going to put the red flag out and do a restart. “I can understand why and that is exciting,” the Mercedes driver added after the Mugello race, where the race was also red-flagged and re-started from the grid. “They do it in Nascar, they put out the yellow flag all the time and safety cars all the time to keep the race exciting.

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