Sir Lewis Hamilton believes having wider, heavier cars from 2022 is the wrong approach for F1 to take in the sport’s upcoming regulation changes.

The seven-time World Champion has confessed he preferred driving lighter cars when he started in the sport, and that any move towards bigger, slower machinery is a backwards step for Formula 1 as a whole.

Hamilton feels the move is all the more strange given F1’s drive to improve sustainability. The Brit is a strong voice in the battle to try and prevent climate change, and owns X44 Racing – who compete in the new Extreme E series, which McLaren have confirmed they will be entering from next season onwards.

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