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Formula 1 chiefs "delighted" to work with Lewis Hamilton over sport's future

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The reigning world champion has been highly critical of F1 and has called for changes.

Formula One says it will be "delighted" to work alongside Lewis Hamilton following the world champion's stinging criticism of the sport.

Hamilton claimed F1 is in a "mess" and called for management changes after his one-sided victory in France on Sunday.

The Briton, who is taking it upon himself to act as the spokesperson for the drivers, is now due to attend three crunch F1 meetings before the rules for 2021 are published in October.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has been critical of Formula One (David Davies/PA)

"I'm happy Lewis has confirmed his willingness to make his own contribution in the coming months, and we can't wait to work with him, particularly in each of the three meetings now scheduled," said Ross Brawn, F1's head of motorsport.

"We are delighted with his, and all of the drivers' contributions.

"We know Formula One needs to make an important change in direction if it wants to maintain its position as one of the most followed spectacles in the world.

"It'll be great to have an input directly from the drivers. The door has always been open and it's a pity that so often in the past this opportunity has not been taken by all the parties."

Ross Brawn
Ross Brawn is Formula One's head of motorsport  (David Davies/PA)

Hamilton has dominated the new season, winning for a sixth time on Sunday to extend his championship lead to 36 points ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.

The 34-year-old is firmly on course to claim his sixth world title, moving him to within just one of Michael Schumacher's record.

He is also just 12 victories shy of the German's record win tally, too.

Brawn, who played a pivotal role in Hamilton signing for Mercedes in 2013, added: "Lewis seems destined to beat every record, both for this season and all-time.

"He is setting new standards and benchmarks that had previously seemed unbeatable."

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