Ross Brawn’s plan to make the Monaco Grand Prix less DORRY! F1 boss reveals desire to redesign racetrack, with Lewis Hamilton among iconic circuit critics ‘no fun to race on’
- The Monaco Grand Prix circuit has been criticized for lack of overtaking
- Street circuits are very difficult for modern race cars due to the lack of space
- F1 boss Ross Brawn has revealed that the circuit could potentially be redrawn
- Lewis Hamilton moaned over the weekend that the track is ‘not fun to race on’
Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says he wants to redesign the Monaco Grand Prix circuit to stop a procession at the world’s most glamorous race.
After Max Verstappen’s landslide victory from the front row on Sunday, Brawn said: ‘It’s Monaco and we took a quick look at it without it being clear, but we’ll keep trying.
It’s a brilliant event with a huge history, a huge atmosphere and a race that everyone wants to win, but we all know the limitations of the track.
In case of strong criticism of the layout of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, the circuit could be redrawn
Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn has revealed that a redraw is being explored as an option to improve
‘People often say why you don’t change tire strategy or things like that, but the teams adapt.
‘We saw it in Singapore a few years ago when the tires were really soft, the guys just drove really slow so the peloton was close and no one could put. The teams find tactics to overcome it.
‘You have to avoid that kind of trickery – where in some racing series you have to swerve and go through an overtaking area. I don’t think we should do all of that, but we’ll definitely be looking at the track.
‘It won’t be the first time someone has tried to make changes and nobody has gotten that far, but we do have tools now, our simulation tool for example, and our people will certainly see if we can do something about it. ‘
Due to the lack of potential overtaking opportunities, the race is annually criticized
These plans are in the early stages and require approval from the Automobile Club de Monaco – a notoriously conservative organization.
Lewis Hamilton, who finished in a modest seventh place behind winner Max Verstappen on Sunday, said: ‘I was happy when the race was over because it was the longest ever.
‘I have said over and over again, it doesn’t matter what position you are in, this track is not fun to race on because you don’t see any overtaking and you can’t follow.
“It’s great when you win, but even when you’re leading and way ahead it’s also boring, so I’m sure it was a pretty cold afternoon for Max for him.”
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is a critic as he said the Monaco circuit is’ not fun to race ‘