Why F1 must listen to Hamilton... and Villeneuve

Why F1 must listen to Hamilton... and Villeneuve

Ross Brawn faces a big task in his new role overseeing the sporting side of Formula 1, but his early statements and intent are positive. Are old solutions rather than new ideas the way forward?

We won't, of course, start to get a true picture of where we stand in this latest incarnation of Formula 1 until Saturday, March 25, when qualifying gets under way in Melbourne - and even then, given the particularities of Albert Park, the shape of the season to come may not be definitive.

Although it is never wise to set great store by the first test session of a season - not least because we don't know who was running how much fuel when - the opening week at Barcelona did seem to present certain fundamental truths, few of them unexpected.

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