Hamilton was unwilling to predict whether the first French Grand Prix in 10 years was likely to be an exciting race.
“I really don’t know what it’s going to provide,” he said following last week’s race in Canada. “Is it going to be a boring race like [Montreal] or an exciting one? Is it going to be one like Baku? I really couldn’t tell you, absolutely no idea.
“I hope for France it’s a great one, I really do. I’ve not watched these races so I don’t know what you guys feel.”
Hamilton said he had been disappointed by the reaction to the Canadian Grand Prix among his friends.
“I heard [in Canada] there was less overtakes than there was in Monaco, something like that. A couple of my friends said the most exciting part of the race was a crash at the beginning. If that’s really what Formula 1 is about, that’s sad to hear, because there’s so much more to it.”
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2018 F1 season
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