Ferrari boss disagrees with Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur has shut down Lewis Hamilton's demand.

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur believes it’s down to the team to “do better” and catch Red Bull, rather than get the FIA to implement new rules to slow the Austrians down.

Lewis Hamilton has a differing view and has called for the FIA to introduce a set date as to when all the teams can start working on the following season, to stop dominant or struggling teams from gaining an advantage.

Due to Red Bull having won every race this season, the side boast a huge 256-point lead over Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship.

As a result of their dominance, Red Bull could easily switch their focus to 2024.

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Hamilton doesn’t think this should be allowed, whilst he also thinks Red Bull’s superiority isn’t good for the sport.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff shares a similar view and has noted that the Silver Arrows at least had two drivers fighting each other whilst they were the superior side.

Red Bull don’t have this, with Max Verstappen being in a complete league of his own.

The reigning World Champion is currently on a run of eight consecutive wins, whilst he’s won 10 races overall this year.

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Vasseur doesn’t agree with Hamilton or Wolff, with the Frenchman believing that the paddock “can’t complain” about Verstappen or Red Bull simply doing an incredible job.

“I think we have to collectively do a better job,” said Vasseur, as reported by the Express.

“It is not that Max is damaging [the sport]. Max is doing a fantastic job, Red Bull is doing a fantastic job and it’s just that we have to do better. We can’t complain about Max or Red Bull.”

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Ex-F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has also criticised Hamilton for his comments and has stated that Mercedes’ dominance was “as big” as Red Bull’s is currently.

Montoya hit out at Hamilton for complaining simply because he’s not winning.

“It’s always very nice to complain when you don’t win,” Montoya told Formula Passion. “But when Lewis won he said that the car didn’t give him any advantage. Actually, Mercedes’ advantage was as big as what Red Bull currently has.”