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Lewis Hamilton calls for two British Grand Prix races to be introduced

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Lewis Hamilton has called for two Grand Prix races in Britain, rather than take the franchise to new countries.

The ever-expanding schedule of the Formula One calendar now sees races taking place in the Middle East, Far East Asia and South America, something which has become demanding on the drivers' involved.

And Hamilton, who won a fifth Drivers Championship in a dominant 2018, has had his say, calling for Liberty Media, the new owners of the sport, to consider including two races to Britain.

Currently, Silverstone, which will host its Grand Prix for the 2019 season next July, is the only British race on the map.

But Hamilton would like to see another British race added, with the 33-year-old insisting that a decision to bring two Grand Prix to London would be "pretty cool."

 “On the racing side, I don’t know how important it is to go to new countries as such,” Hamilton told BBC Sport.

“If you had the Silverstone Grand Prix and a London Grand Prix, it would be pretty cool.

“We’ve got a lot of real racing history in England, Germany, Italy and now in the States it is starting to grow."

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However, Hamilton shared his opinion on the other venues on the Grand Prix schedule.

“I’ve been to Vietnam before and it is beautiful,” he added.

“I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere.

“But you only have one event per year in those places.

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“If it was my business, I’d be trying to do more events in those countries.

“If you have the German Grand Prix and you’ve got a Grand Prix in Berlin, I think connecting to cities where a lot of people are is probably a good thing.

“Not necessarily going to countries where they don’t know so much about Formula 1.”

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