Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Is Against Ugly Partially Protected Cockpits
Lewis Hamilton is against the new partially protected cockpits teams are testing on their Formula 1 cars. FIA plans to make the new feature mandatory in 2017.
Scudaria Ferrari is testing the halo cockpit design this week and F1 shared photos of the innovation on social media.
Three-time driver’s champion Lewis Hamilton however is not pleased. He wrote on Instagram:
Please no! This is the worst looking mod in Formula 1 history. I appreciate the quest for safety but this is formula 1, and the way it is now is perfectly fine.
It’s for added safety and not looks no? Someone should be talking to Lewis about this.
Fans have already complained for two years about the sound of the hybrid “power units” used by the open wheel cars. They don’t sound like the F1 cars of old which were so iconic. Ironically, this is the car the has won Lewis back-to-back championships.