Hamilton “so happy” about Mercedes F1’s “positive” Monaco GP front wing update on Russell’s car as they try to close the gap

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Monaco is definitely among the most illustrious Formula 1 races on the calendar due to its prestigious history as a Triple Crown race, as well as its past winners and the luxurious surrounding atmosphere.

However, as a racing event it lacks a bit of on track action on Sunday, with the number of overtakes completed on the street circuit reducing as years go by and the F1 cars get larger and wider.

The latest Grand Prix held in the Principality on Sunday followed the same theme. Polesitter Charles Leclerc held the top spot for all the 78 laps, which featured only four on track passes.

After the first lap red flag, the majority of the drivers changed tyres already, a move which then saw most of them completing the full length of the race without pitting due to the durability of the hard compound. This was another key factor that contributed to the top ten remaining the same from the race start to the chequered flag.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton, when informed about the fact that a number of viewers hadn’t found the round particularly interesting, agreed with the fans, calling for changes in order to have more entertaining races as the tyres are simply too durable.

“I can only imagine. I mean ultimately, our tyres, they can do a whole race, too hard of compounds here, we’ve got to find ways to spice it up,” the Brit said on Sunday in the written media zone.

He suggested the implementation of extra strategical rules in order to prevent such predictable parades: “Maybe mandatory three stops or something to spice it up a bit more.”

It was a pretty positive weekend for Mercedes, with Hamilton and Russell showing strong pace throughout it. The duo brought back home a good points haul, ending in P7 and P5 respectively.

Hamilton praised his team and the effort everyone at the factory had put in in order to work on the upgrades introduced in Monaco, which aided both the drivers in their quest for a positive finish.

“Ultimately I just try and give my all every weekend and give everything for this team. And I’m really so happy to see the team is bringing upgrades.”

The former Williams driver was running even more new components on his W15 as he had a new front wing. Hamilton admits to be looking forward to the moment in which he will be able to run them for himself.

“The last three races, we’ve had upgrades this weekend, George’s one was positive as well. So I’ll get that next week. Hopefully over the next few races we have some more we can try to push and close that gap,”  he concluded.