How F1's misleading engine rules created a disaster

How F1's misleading engine rules created a disaster

Formula 1's series of decisions over engine specs and engine rules have led to a bad situation - and that will only get worse next year

Although he declines to talk about future goals, Lewis Hamilton must be starting to think about Michael Schumacher's 91 grand prix victories, a total believed beyond reach, but increasingly on Lewis's horizon. He has, after all, amassed 62 wins of his own - and 40 have come in the last four years, the era of the hybrid power unit, during which Hamilton's Mercedes team has been essentially unassailable.

Whatever happens in 2021, the current engine is with us until then, so if Hamilton continues at his rate of 10 victories a season, he has just time to beat Schumacher's record before the rules change. If rabid Lewis supporters have savoured this recent era, for others it has been one to forget.

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