Lewis Hamilton proposes the use of AI as a replacement to Stewards in F1

Lewis Hamilton believes that AI will make good decisions.


Lewis Hamilton proposes the use of AI as a replacement to Stewards in F1

Mercedes' (Via The Independent)

Formula 1 has often been riddled with controversies regarding race control. The FIA and Stewards have faced backlash for various decisions. The most recent one is Max Verstappen not being penalized for impeding Yuki Tsunoda at the Singapore GP. Now, Lewis Hamilton has come up with an innovative idea that could help prevent such issues in the sport.

The seven-time world champion admitted that he was not happy to see race control miss out on Verstappen’s incident when he was asked for the same. The 38-year-old replied, “Not really,” to Motorsport.com. Hamilton believed that this was a result of the rules not keeping up with the changing times. The Mercedes driver reckoned that Artificial Intelligence might be a viable option.

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Lewis Hamilton was convinced that AI could help prevent such faults in decision-making. He said, “How many years we have… That rule has been the same for ages, you know? I think we need to start looking into AI for this sort of thing. So we make good decisions.” Although, it would be interesting to see if this could turn out to be a real alternative to race control.

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Lewis Hamilton to start the Japanese GP from P7

Mercedes have struggled throughout the Japanese GP weekend so far. Things did not get off to a good start for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on Friday. As the two cars failed to keep up with the pace of the front runners. However, the Silver Arrows were looking to make some adjustments for Saturday that could’ve resulted in a pace improvement.

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Lewis Hamilton driving the W14 during Japanese GP Qualifying (image via Mercedes F1)
Lewis Hamilton driving the W14 during Japanese GP Qualifying (image via Mercedes F1)

Unfortunately, the Brackley-based team failed to get the most out of its package at Suzuka. The two Mercedes cars locked out the fourth row on the grid for Sunday’s race with Hamilton out-performing Russell. However, the seven-time world champion was less than a tenth slower than Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz who put his SF23 on P6 in Qualifying.

Certainly, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will have a long race on Sunday as the German squad tries to salvage some much-needed points for the team. However, it seems that the Silver Arrows will need to work on the car set-up and updates if they want to secure second in the Constructors’ standings. As the team would need to outperform the likes of Aston Martin and Ferrari.

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