Hulkenberg said he is encouraged by what he said. “I have faith that on the aero side, which is the most important, that will be corrected and adjusted in the right side.”
He said he spent much of Sunday’s race stuck behind Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo and was unable to make an attempt to pass despite being quicker.
“[These cars] are fast and they are spectacular. The problem is that you can’t get close to a car and this is one of the worst tracks for it because it’s always third or fourth gear. The speeds are quite high and the aero effect is just massive. I mean that’s what I did just spending one and a half I was experiencing that shit.
“But I think for the 2021 rules that hopefully will be addressed properly that you know we can have a track like this but with much better racing.”
Hamilton also said he is encouraged by the work F1 managing director Ross Brawn is doing to improve the quality of racing. “Ross and his team are working – for the first time – on a real aero package that hopefully will have an impact on following,” he said.
However Hamilton warned other aspects of F1’s plans for 2021 are “nowhere near where it should be in my opinion”, including a likely further rise in the minimum weight level.
“One of the issues that we have is that our cars are too heavy and so the brakes are beyond the limit, they’re always overheating and they’re talking about going heavier in 2021 which is the wrong. I promise you is the wrong direction.”
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