Martin Brundle disagrees with Lewis Hamilton with ‘differentiator’ view on F1 topic

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LEWIS HAMILTON was outspoken final weekend on the Miami Grand Prix.

Martin Brundle disagrees with Lewis Hamilton with 'differentiator' view on F1 topic

Martin Brundle preferred the chicane Lewis Hamilton desires altering (Picture: GETTY/SKYSPORTS)

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Martin Brundle has disagreed with Lewis Hamilton’s view on a controversial nook on the Miami Grand Prix, insisting the “tight chicane” was good for tv. The inaugural Miami Grand Prix proved an enormous hit in America with round quarter of 1,000,000 spectators in attendance over the weekend.

Drivers had just some days to familiarise themselves with the brand new monitor across the exterior of the Miami Dolphins’ Onerous Rock Stadium. And there have been a number of corners which caught drivers out throughout free apply as they examined their limits.

The chicane at Flip 14/15 proved to be most troublesome for a lot of and Hamilton was one among a number of drivers to talk out concerning the corners. Hamilton mentioned the elevated chicane reminded him of “being in a B&Q automotive park” and requested for race organisers to take away it sooner or later.

Max Verstappen, who received Sunday’s race, additionally took intention on the chicane, insisting he was virtually “knocked out” at one level. He mentioned: “The kerb mixture, I bear in mind within the 4 laps I did on Friday, I virtually knocked myself out as a result of I hit the primary kerb and your head simply bounces from left to proper at the very least 5 – 6 instances.

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Martin Brundle disagrees with Lewis Hamilton with 'differentiator' view on F1 topic

Different F1 drivers have been additionally sad with the chicane (Picture: GETTY)

“It is actually unhealthy for those who take only a tiny bit an excessive amount of as a result of the vehicles are so huge, so lengthy, so stiff and super-heavy that the little kerb that there’s…it is simply not made for it, to be trustworthy.”

Aside from that tight chicane, most drivers walked away from the weekend praising the primary race in Miami. Brundle too felt all the spectacle proved to be an enormous success, and even disagreed with Hamilton and Verstappen on the chicane.


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“I believe the Miami occasion staff and F1 did a extremely nice job with the monitor particularly given the confines and a somewhat uninteresting canvas of a parking lot to work with,” Brundle wrote in his Sky Sports activities column. “Aside from a giant championship showdown race I’ve by no means skilled a lot hype and pleasure round a Grand Prix.

“The monitor floor was taking a pounding and regardless of flip 17 wanting like a patchwork quilt fortunately, together with copious sweeping, it stood as much as the tractive forces of 20 modern-day F1 vehicles. Lewis Hamilton and others felt the tight chicane at T14/15 was an excessive amount of however televisually I preferred it, and it was a differentiator for automotive and driver.

“Doubtless the surface wall at T11 wants significantly extra safety as Esteban Ocon and Carlos Sainz discovered to their and their staff’s value. I by no means actually perceive how these issues materialise, as a driver you possibly can stroll, cycle, or scooter spherical a monitor as soon as and instantly see the issue areas as if they’ve flashing crimson lights on them.”


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