Hamilton not won over by Baku "motorway"

Lewis Hamilton says Baku has not made much of an impression on him after he sampled it in the Mercedes simulator recently.

Hamilton not won over by Baku "motorway"
Baku city circuit at turn 15
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 in the FIA Press Conference
Baku city circuit at turn 11 with the castle
Baku city circuit at turn 11 with the castle
Baku city circuit at turn 11 with the castle
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The world champion expressed his frustration that modern street circuits are no match for a classic venue like Monaco.

"I don't really know what to say about it," he said when asked by Motorsport.com. "It's just another new track.

"There's one very tight spot on it. It's got a very long straight... I don't really have a lot to say about it.

"Monaco is the street circuit. And they don't make them like that. I don't why they don't, but why don't they just make street circuits like they used to? I don't understand.

"It's super wide in some places, as wide as a motorway almost in some places!

"But hopefully it will be fun. I heard the weather will be good, and hopefully they'll have a good turn out there."

Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel indicated that he'd prefer to wait and see the real thing.

"It was a bit difficult to find my way round to be honest!," the German said of his simulator experience.

"I don't think it's fair to judge the track, because we have to wait to get there.

"I saw some footage as well the other day. I think it looks fairly exciting, some parts of the track. Other parts are a bit more straightforward. We'll see when we get there."

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