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Hamilton: F1 broken & lacking direction

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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 is broken as it struggles to finalise rules for the next two years.

McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso added that indecision over qualifying regulations for 2016 is “sad”.

Hamilton was asked in a news conference if the sport was fundamentally broken, lacking direction or in rude health.

The British triple world champion said: “Probably the first two you suggested. I don’t want to say too much but I agree with those.”

He also later questioned the new ‘halo’ safety system that was trialled on Thursday’s penultimate day of winter testing in Barcelona.

The system is designed to protect drivers from impact and debris but Hamilton used social media to call it