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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton suggests solution to 'spice up' Monaco GP

After many fans labelled the Monaco Grand Prix 'boring', Lewis Hamilton has voiced a potential solution to improve the spectacle.

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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has voiced a solution to improve the spectacle of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Sunday's race around the famous Monte Carlo streets notably lacked action, bar the opening lap incident between Sergio Perez, Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg.

Under the red flag that followed, drivers were allowed to change their tyres, which counted as the mandatory pit stop they must make during the race.

After the restart, there were very few battles on track with the top 10 remaining unchanged from the starting grid to the chequered flag as the narrow track layout provided little opportunity to overtake.

Hamilton has suggested introducing a rule to include more pit stops at Monaco may be an option to increase excitement.

When Hamilton was informed that fans were calling the race boring, the Mercedes driver told media including RacingNews365: “I can only imagine. 

“I mean ultimately, our tyres, they can do a whole race, too hard of [tyres] compounds here, we've got to find ways to spice it up. 

“Maybe mandatory three stops or something to spice it up a bit more.”

Hamilton encouraged

Hamilton started and ended the race in seventh, while team-mate George Russell drove to a season-best fifth.

Mercedes has struggled for performance this year as its slump under the current set of regulations continues - but Hamilton is encouraged by the performance uncovered at recent races.

“Ultimately I just try and give my all every weekend and give everything for this team. And I'm really so happy to see the team is bringing upgrades,” he said.

“The last three races, we’ve had upgrades this weekend, George’s one was positive as well. So I'll get that next week.

“Hopefully, over the next few races, we have some more we can try to push and close that gap.

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