Steiner's thoughts: Ban gyms and eat fast food - Sat 8 Jun 12:30 GMT

If Lewis Hamilton wants Formula 1 to be harder and drivers to physically exhausted, Guenther Steiner suggests banning gyms and stocking the paddock with fast foods.

Steiner's thoughts: Ban gyms and eat fast food

  Haas team boss Steiner said: “We could ban the drivers from going to the fitness studios so they will be tired at the end of the race.

  The Toro Rosso team boss reckons today’s drivers are the fittest they have ever been, unlike in the past when the drivers were too unfit to complete races so they blamed gearbox problems for their retirements.

  “They never saw a fitness centre from the inside and some of them were smoking as well and in former days, I remember that some cars did not finish the race and then they talked about gearbox problems.

  As for Hamilton’s team boss, Toto Wolff says just “look at the lap times” that the Formula 1 drivers are doing these days.

  “You could, artificially, make it much harder: take the power-assisted steering out, then you will have drivers like bodybuilders and they will struggle to finish races because it will be so tiring – that is easy – but it would be a step back in technology but maybe that is something we should consider in the future for the entertainment factor.”