Lewis Hamilton, on Mercedes, spoke at the press conference about the Monte Carlo GP, probably the most prestigious and famous GP in the world. The British driver said: "Going for a quick lap on this track is really a lot of fun, it's a big shock when you jump into qualifying, everything flows around really very, very fast.
qualify will be where you finish the race. But it's still an amazing place, and I'm glad to be here again after a year of absence. I don't know what it was like in the 70's I wasn't on track back then, but it probably was a much lower downforce than the current one.
Today we have much longer and wider single-seaters, as well as being much faster, and this has led to the elimination of the chances of overtaking in the race. same format for years and personally I hope it can change. We are in the most beautiful place we can race, but we already know that the show in competition will never be exciting for those who watch us.
I don't know what it is the solution, but I hope that in the future it can be an exciting race for the fans again. We are coming from an exciting start to the season in which we have seen overtaking that decided the victory in the Grand Prix, but on Sunday I am afraid that we will see a long train.
Lewis Hamilton: "Monte Carlo an amazing GP, but really..."
But somehow I always hope that there may be something capable of attracting the attention of those who will follow us. We are coming from an exciting start to the season in which we have seen overtaking that decided the victory in the Grand Prix, but on Sunday I am afraid that we will see a long train.
But somehow I always hope that there may be something capable of attracting the attention of those who will follow us. But in general I think Red Bull will be very, very difficult to beat this weekend, they have always been very competitive on this track and given how thin the margin was between us and them in the first races of the season, I can assume that this weekend they will be front.
That said, on our part we will do our utmost to ensure that this is not the case." Perhaps referring to Max Verstappen, Hamilton said: "So far I have managed to avoid any contact but there are still 19 races to go and it could happen, although obviously I do not wish it.
I feel (Verstappen) that I have a lot to prove, but for my part I am aware that a marathon awaits me, not a sprint race, and it is a mentality that has led me to have the statistics that I have. So for my part the approach will be always the same, that is to do everything to avoid having contact."