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Hamilton laments the end of good looking F1 cars

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24/11/2017

If nothing else, this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will mark the end of the era of fully open cockpits, as next season sees the introduction of the controversial Halo device.

Never a fan of the safety device, speaking at the official FIA press conference, world champion Lewis Hamilton lamented the end of an era.

"It's the last race where the cars will look good," he told reporters. "I think from next year it's all downhill in terms of how it looks but safety will go up at least.

"Maybe start a new flip-flop brand next year and be successful in some way," he added.

"I think it's something that we will get used to," said Sebastian Vettel, himself no major fan of the device, "but there's no doubt that the cars look better the way they are now.

"We'll work on the aesthetics so that it will look fine also. So in the end it's probably less of a big deal."

"We'll make sure our helmets are polished this weekend, so they look good because they'll be a bit harder to see next year," joke Daniel Ricciardo. "It's fine, I don't think it's going to be as dramatic as most people make it out to be so, yeah, should be fine."

Check out our Friday gallery from Yas Island, here.

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1. Posted by Trixi, 29/11/2017 15:58

"Halo, no. Just hate it. "

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2. Posted by 4-Wheel Drifter, 25/11/2017 3:40

"I don't know whose nick name is "the frog" but I'm guessing [?] he's a Frenchman? Isn't that a very old slur, something like 'kraut' for a German? As I think I posted here, on another issue regarding the new management's plans for F1, they are said to be good businessmen and savvy about product promotion, but if they think making F1 into a sort of 'open wheel' NASCAR I believe they're headed for the cliff edge. It's like trying to replace football around the world with American football --only a fool would buy stock in that plan."

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3. Posted by nonickname, 24/11/2017 17:07

"And the frog gets another year to screw up F1. I think he just hates the formula.
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