India is a poor place, I felt conflicted,’ Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said he felt conflicted when he visited India for the Indian Grand Prix and said it was strange because India is a poor country and an F1 track was built in the middle of nowhere.
The five-time F1 champion has questioned Formula One’s policy of organising races in new countries after this month’s announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix.
According to reports, Hamilton suggested that FIA should target countries that have a racing culture rather than experimenting only to expand their markets.
“On the racing side, I don’t know how important it is to go to new countries as such. If you had the Silverstone Grand Prix and a London Grand Prix, it would be pretty cool.
“We’ve got a lot of real racing history in England, Germany, Italy and now in the States, it is starting to grow,” said Hamilton.
Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, will hold a Formula One street race from 2020 after signing a 10-year deal.