Monaco monotony: F1 is in trouble when even the drivers are bored | Paul MacInnes

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Lewis Hamilton and Prince Albert might well have the wellbeing of the celebrated grand prix at heart but there is a danger that the sport is losing its romance

There’s a rule of thumb around talking down the product, a “doing a Ratner” kind of thing, and by God does it apply to sport. Such is the competitive nature of the business, and of the individuals involved, that saying anything remotely critical about an activity in general or a performance more specifically is about as likely as watching a free-to-air Test match.

So the aftermath of the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday was quite something to behold. “This is probably the most boring race ever,” was Fernando Alonso’s considered opinion. “Extremely boring.” Lewis Hamilton began his remarks more cautiously – “It was a super-unexciting race for everyone” – but when a fan hollered his own opinion that it was the “most boring race ever”, Hamilton put his foot down.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/may/30/monaco-grand-prix-f1-lewis-hamilton under the title “Monaco monotony: F1 is in trouble when even the drivers are bored | Paul MacInnes”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.