Hamilton wants F1 to be "creative" with double-headers

Luke Smith
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F1 held back-to-back grands prix at the same track for the first time in its history this month with two straight race weekends at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

The move came as part of the plan to bolster the 2020 calendar after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the opening 10 races being called off, and will be repeated next month with two races at Silverstone.

Holding multiple races in Bahrain towards the end of the year is also under consideration.

Bahrain oval track

Bahrain oval track <span class="copyright">Uncredited</span>
Bahrain oval track Uncredited


The second race at Silverstone on August 9 will see Pirelli offer a softer selection in tyre compounds in a bid to offer some variation.

The idea of changing the circuit layout has also been mooted for Bahrain, where an oval-style configuration could be used if multiple events are held at the Sakhir track.

But Hamilton said he was pleased not to have seen the reverse grid proposal go through, saying it would be “mayhem”.

“If we qualified at the front, and then you put us last it would be a bit of a difficult one,” Hamilton said.

“I wonder if there are other series that are doing anything different that we could look into.

“We have these two races in Silverstone and we could definitely do something to spice it up, particularly for the second one I think.”