HAMILTON VOICES HIS OPINION ON RESURFACING TRACKS

HAMILTON VOICES HIS OPINION ON RESURFACING TRACKS

Hamilton and Mercedes underwent pre-season practice on the Circuit de Catalunya, however Hamilton spent the first three days indoors due to the snow and adverse weather conditions.

 

However, after recording just 25 laps from the first few sessions, the four-time world champion produced the fastest lap time of the week (1:19.333). But he wasn’t too happy with the track being resurfaced, labelling it a “waste of money”.

 

“I’m not quite sure why they do resurface (certain tracks), I think it’s a waste of money in general," he said. "The older the surface, the more character there is in a surface. If you smooth the thing out, you lose a lot of the character that a track like Barcelona has. I always relate it to like a house. A brand new house has got no character, but if you go and buy an old house, it’ll always have a little bit more history and a little bit more character."

 

“You go to drivers' briefings and there are constantly complaints of bumps, but you can manoeuvre around bumps and you can brake a bit off line... that’s where the character of a circuit is - you flatten it all out and it's got a bunch of corners but it’s missing something."

 

Source: www.express.co.uk

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