The Mercedes star believes that tinkering with the qualifying format, which has caused splits in the paddock and amongst fans as the world championship tries to boost its appeal, is detrimental to the sport.
When asked if Formula One is 'broken, lacking direction, or in rude health', Hamilton replied, "I would probably say the first two you suggested.” But Hamilton then added, "I don't want to say too much, but I do agree with the first two things you said”.
The Briton, speaking on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, also took aim at the new cockpit safety system, known as the 'Halo'. The three-pointed carbon structure is placed at the front of the car and is intended to prevent more driver fatalities.
"Please no! This is the worst looking mod (modification) in Formula 1 history. I appreciate the quest for safety but this is formula 1, and the way it is now is perfectly fine," Hamilton wrote on his Instagram page. The Halo was tried on track by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen yesterday.

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