Lewis Hamilton admits he damaged Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton has called for changes to be made to Formula 1.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton doesn’t want to see a single team dominate in Formula 1, with the Mercedes driver believing that it’s “not what’s best for the fans”.

Hamilton, of course, enjoyed a very dominant spell during 2014-2021, a period where he claimed six world titles and Mercedes claimed eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships.

The introduction of the new aerodynamic regulations saw the end of Mercedes’ dominance, and the start of Red Bull’s.

Red Bull have been exceptional since the start of 2022, with the team having won 27 of the 32 completed races in the new era.

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So far, they’re the only side to have even won a race this season, mostly due to Max Verstappen who’s claimed eight wins from the 10 completed races this year.

The likelihood is that the Milton Keynes-based team will continue to dominate at least until the new power unit regulations are introduced in 2026, a time which could see the pecking order change considerably.

Hamilton recognises this and has admitted that “maybe” Ferrari or McLaren will become the leading team on the grid instead of Red Bull, whilst he also recognises that the Silver Arrows could return to the front.

Despite this, he thinks a close field is what’s best for the sport, rather than just one team experiencing “dominance for multiple years”.

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“At the moment, if we keep things the way they are, maybe it’ll be Ferrari next to have several years of dominance and then it will be someone else, maybe McLaren will be or maybe Mercedes will be back and again,” Hamilton said, as reported by GPFans.com.

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“But I think that’s not what’s best for the fans ultimately. And even if we end up having we’re not getting back to the front end, all I’m talking about is we shouldn’t be able to have dominance for multiple years.

“It’s got to be tough, it’s got to be closer for us all and I think that’s what will make it more exciting for the fans.

“Just from a fan point of view, of growing up watching the grand prix, I don’t think anybody wants to see the period that I had, the period that Michael [Schumacher] had, the period [Sebastian] Vettel had and now Max will be having.”