Hamilton troubled by speed difference between F1's cars


Lewis Hamilton says the gap in pace between Formula 1's front runners and the rest of the field is a "serious" problem for the sport.

The Mercedes driver is stating the obvious, and reminding everyone of a problem that has lingered in F1 for many years, but the Brit insists the issue is compounded by the difficulty to overtake.

"As you get within five seconds, you immediately feel the effect of the turbulent air," said the leader of the world championship.

"The other guys are doing their own races so they don't want to slow down much for you. I was stuck behind the Toro Rossos and just couldn't get close to them," Hamilton added.

"It's a difficult situation. The difference in speed between the cars is too much. It's a serious problem for our sport."

Hamilton reiterated his sadness to see former top teams Williams and McLaren stranded at the back of the field, insisting their presence there only further demonstrates a need to revamp the rules.

"How can Williams and McLaren be three seconds behind? It's too much," said Hamilton.

"We need to change the rules to reduce these speed differences, and then we'll get great races like we see in MotoGP."

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