‘It’s a pointless exercise’ – Lewis Hamilton slams ‘dangerous’ new F1 rules that could put drivers’ lives at risk

LEWIS HAMILTON has slammed “dangerous” new rules coming into F1 that he believes threatens to put drivers’ lives at risk. The seven-time world champion lashed out at proposals to ban tyre blankets, saying it is a “pointless exercise”. I’ve tested the no blankets and there’s going to be an incident at some stage. In actual fact we just use more fuel to get temperature into the tyres. Last year, the temperature at which they operate was reduced from 100C front and 80C rear to 70C all round. He added: “For now I don’t think we are exactly ready. I think there’s still a little bit of work, especially on the warm-up part of it in the first few laps, it’s still quite tricky.”. He said: “Some of the balance limitations that we had last year are present — we’re working through them.

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