World champion Lewis Hamilton says the switch to limit drivers to just three engines next season “sucks”.
Drivers are limited to four engines this season forward of incurring grid penalties, and the rules are decreasing that once more in 2018 to scale back costs.
Hamilton said reducing the collection of engines would suggest drivers had been able to push hard in races a lot much less frequently.
“I don’t like the idea of going to three. That sucks. Sprinting is what we are missing in F1,” Hamilton said.
He said increasing the need to prepare engines in races to extend their life mixed with the weight of the cars – which fits up next 12 months on account of the appearance of the ‘halo’ driver cockpit head protection device – made racing further unappealing.
“The car is going to be a bus next year, it is going to be so heavy, like a Nascar (stock car),” Hamilton said after the Brazilian Grand Prix, wherein he was able to push his engine hard on account of a brand spanking new one was suited to help his combat once more from a pit-lane get began.
“The braking distances get longer, the brakes are always on fireplace, on the limit.
“I are aware of it sounds destructive alternatively as a racer we would love fast, nimble cars where we will attack always every single lap.
“Unfortunately that isn’t what we in most cases have. I had that in recent years alternatively I was coming from a definite place.
“If you check out the doorway guys, they have got been managing and that’s what we’re typically doing.
“I don’t consider that is too exciting for folks to have a look at. If you check out one of the exciting races – specifically when it rains – we wouldn’t have those hindrances.
“I am not certain reducing down engines helps it in that course.”
Hamilton isn’t by myself in questioning the switch to three engines.
Red Bull staff boss Christian Horner said he believed five engines consistent with driver 12 months was the most efficient amount. But makes an try to save you the switch to three next 12 months have so far failed.
There is also a modern concern in F1 that the grid penalties which might be handed out when a bunch uses more than the authorised collection of engine parts are making F1 a farce.
The McLaren-Honda drivers by myself have been hit with an entire of almost about 400 grid penalty places inside the 19 races so far this season and staff insiders say they expect to have further at the final race in Abu Dhabi on 24-26 November.