Lewis Hamilton feels his house nation must be pushing for 2 British races in addition to guaranteeing the way forward for System 1 at Silverstone.
After it was confirmed that Silverstone homeowners the British Racing Drivers’ Membership [BRDC] had triggered a contract clause to breakout of its British Grand Prix deal – successfully that means its final F1 race will probably be held in 2019 – the way forward for the race has been thrown into doubt.
Hamilton, who sees the Silverstone race as a cornerstone of the F1 calendar, says with the massive variety of followers attending the British Grand Prix year-on-year protecting the race must be seen as a no brainer and has religion new F1 homeowners Liberty and the BRDC will come to an settlement on a brand new deal.
Whereas Hamilton is a robust defender of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone the three-time F1 world champion additionally feels his house nation might welcome a second F1 race at one other circuit.
On the identical time that the BRDC triggered its F1 contract clause, London hosted a brand new occasion ‘F1 Stay London’ which ramped up hypothesis a couple of potential metropolis avenue race within the British capital.
Hamilton hasn’t referred to a London avenue race instantly however he feels the eagerness and curiosity of the British followers would welcome a second race in the UK.
“I really feel like this, the UK, is the house of motorsport as we have clearly obtained numerous groups right here,” Hamilton stated. “You see the group that now we have each grand prix. There is not any motive to not have a grand prix.
“I might perceive if there was no-one turning up and it was costing so much – however the followers save up and spend a lot cash on these weekends. I believe it might be an actual disgrace to lose it.
“I do not imagine for a second that we’ll lose the British Grand Prix as a result of the world would erupt, I believe. The world of sport. I’ll do no matter I can to encourage them and ensure it does occur.
“We do have a number of nice circuits within the UK, be nice to have the ability to utilise this one and one other one. We used to have two grand prix in Spain, the second and the monitor wasn’t any good, so it might be type of cool to make use of one other nice one right here probably.”