Lewis Hamilton takes swipe at F1 as he warns it is not the ‘most hardcore’ racing series

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LEWIS HAMILTON spoke to Valentine Rossi about their very own racing sequence, claiming MotoGP was extra harmful.

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Lewis Hamilton has taken a swipe at F1 bosses, warning the head of motorsport isn’t “extra hardcore” than different racing sequence. The seven-time champion claimed MotoGP was extra harmful than F1 as crashes are quite a bit greater.

He warned the “concern issue is at all times there” for bike racers whereas F1 is getting “safer and safer”. He claimed F1 drivers watch motorbike racing “in full shock” as a result of hazard concerned.

Talking at a sponsors occasion alongside Rossi, he mentioned: “[Valentino] spoke about Components 1 drivers admiring MotoGP and Moto GP riders admiring F1.

“For us, I personally suppose that MotoGP is extra hardcore – these guys don’t have seatbelts!’ After they have a crash, it’s massive. It’s very, very troublesome for them to enhance security, in order that concern issue is at all times there and it’s been there for years.

“Our sport is getting safer and safer. We watch [MotoGP] in full shock. It’s nerve-wracking.”

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Lewis Hamilton takes swipe at F1 as he warns it is not the 'most hardcore' racing series

Lewis Hamilton has mentioned F1 was not essentially the most hardcore sequence (Picture: Getty)

Hamilton even urged he might have joined MotoGP himself as a child had his dad not acquired him into automobiles as an alternative. He claimed he has “at all times liked bikes” however dad Anthony “wouldn’t let him” race them because it was “too harmful”.

Nonetheless, MotoGP legend Rossi praised F1 saying lots of the riders love watching races. He claimed each F1 and MotoGP have been “on the high of motorsport” and have been very comparable.

He mentioned: “All of the MotoGP riders love Components 1, and the Components 1 drivers love MotoGP. The 2 sports activities are on the high of motorsport and are very linked. To drive a automobile or to journey a motorbike? It’s totally different but additionally the identical. The strains are comparable, and the braking. You need to be quick.

“When you can drive a automobile, it’s also possible to journey a motorcycle, and the alternative.”

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Lewis Hamilton takes swipe at F1 as he warns it is not the 'most hardcore' racing series

Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi spoke on their very own sequence (Picture: Getty)

Hamilton even requested Rossi whether or not he would come to F1. Nonetheless, Rossi replied: “sadly, I’m too outdated.”

Rossi has tried his hand behind the wheel of an F1 automobile on a number of events however has by no means made the swap. He first examined a Ferrari F1 automobile on the workforce’s Fiorano take a look at observe again in April 2004.

He examined Hamilton’s automobile again in 2019 because the pair switched autos as a part of a TV package deal for Sky Sports activities.


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