F1’s guidelines for racing aren’t clear – Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says the principles for racing are usually not clear after the drivers’ briefing on the Qatar Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen was not investigated for his defensive transfer on Hamilton in Brazil, the place the Pink Bull driver retained his place after he did not make Flip 4 and each vehicles ended up off the street. Mercedes failed in an try and get the choice reviewed this week, and after Friday’s driver briefing was greater than an hour lengthy, Hamilton says solely Verstappen seems assured he is aware of what’s allowed.
“No, it’s not clear,” Hamilton mentioned after taking pole in Qatar. “Each driver I feel apart from Max was asking for readability… most drivers have been asking for readability however it wasn’t very clear. It’s nonetheless not clear what the bounds of the monitor are. It’s clearly not the white line anymore when overtaking. We are going to simply go for it… we simply ask for consistency so if it’s the identical for the final race then that must be the identical for all of us in these sure eventualities after which it’s superb.
“It could possibly be totally different with totally different stewards is what they mentioned. We’ve got the identical ones as final week so this week it’s a method and we’ll see.”
Requested if he’ll change his strategy, Hamilton added: “Yeah I suppose so. Doubtlessly. I can’t actually say. I might assume so, yeah.”
Hamilton was talking after taking pole place by greater than 0.4s in Qatar, and he says he’s stunned to be a lot faster than Verstappen after securing the most important benefit in a dry qualifying session this season.
“In fact, similar as within the final race and possibly the final three races — in qualifying we’ve been forward of them, which has been a little bit of a shock and right this moment I positively wasn’t anticipating to have as large a spot as that.
“I used to be comparatively snug with round a tenth or so forward via many of the session however to tug out that additional little bit of time, that felt nice and it’s a fantastic displaying of the laborious work of all the blokes. We have been right here till midnight final night time. The fellows have been right here in all probability even later than that however it was actually nice work from everybody.”