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Lewis Hamilton gives his honest opinion on the new Halo system

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Although it's been pre-season, there has still been major talking points in the world of Formula One over the last couple of months.

Liberty Media first made the decision to axe their long-standing grid girls, who have been part of the F1 makeup for years now - a decision which was met by negative reactions from fans and officials alike.

Bernie Ecclestone voiced his displeasure at the decision made by the new owners, and several other big names followed suit, claiming it was an unnecessary decision and one that takes away a big part of the sport.

Grid girls have been alongside drivers for years now, and it will be unusual for everyone involved in F1 to see them not their next year, and instead, be replaced by grid kids - a new scheme to get younger fans interested in the sport.

Although that in itself is a nice idea and a logical idea, given the fact Liberty Media want to make F1 more accessible for everyone, it still begs the question - why did they need to remove the grid girls completely?

Away from the grid, there's been another hot topic in the world of F1, and that is the introduction of the Halo protection system.

Now, this has caused a lot of debate, mainly with the drivers, as expected.

Most of them have all come out and complained about the new system, stating it gets in the way and can effect vision whilst driving, although Mercedes ace Valtteri Bottas disagreed with that statement, claiming it didn't change too much.

However, one man had stayed silent on the Halo, until now.

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Lewis Hamilton has finally given his personal opinion on the new feature of an F1 car, and he's admitted that you do lose some visibility.

As quoted by ESPN, Hamilton said: "You definitely notice it, you definitely lose some visibility with it.

"If you had 100 percent visibility [before] you've lost a certain percentage. But you just get used to it and as I started driving your mind learns to work around it.

"It doesn't really affect you in corners. I think if there's a car in the distance down the straight you can lose a little bit of that visibility of the car, but i think it will become second nature at some stage."

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