The rise of driver power in Formula 1
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The rise of driver power in Formula 1

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There's been a huge change in the way Formula 1 drivers are going about pushing for the changes they want the championship to make. It's been under the radar for years, but is now gaining prominence

For the first time in the history of Formula 1 the drivers have been invited to play a formal role in helping to steer change in the series as we head towards the 2021 revamp - and world champion Lewis Hamilton is among those enthusiastically leading the charge.

A man whose schedule often involves him using his free time between grand prix weekends to get as far away from racing as he can recently took a day out to go to Paris and talk to the bosses of F1, the FIA and the teams about what direction the drivers would like to see the championship take.

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