“I want to see more women in the stewards’ room,” said Hamilton. “I think maybe last year there were one or two, and I think it’ll be awesome for them to have a male and female as the two race directors, the two race directors they are talking about doing. And just I think there’s a great way of promoting diversity.”
A little later he said: “I just want to add we need to make sure we get non-biased stewards too. Race drivers, some very, very good friends with certain individuals, some travel with certain individuals, and tend to take a more keen liking to some of them.
“I think [we need] just people who have just no biasness and are super central when it comes to making decisions.”
However Hamilton’s own team boss Toto Wolff downplayed any suggestions of bias.
“There shouldn’t be a lot of room to interpret the rules. There shouldn’t be a lot of, how can I say, leniency”
“I think we need professionalism in the stewards’ room,” said the Austrian. “I don’t think there is a conscious bias to be honest, it’s intelligent people.
“But most important is whenever we talk about the race direction, the support that they will have back at base, or the stewards, there need to be a standard. This is what we deserve.
“And this is what everybody expects. And I think there’s some very good people that we can build upon. Most important, and we all have talked about it last year, was the topic of encountering inconsistency.
“And there shouldn’t be a lot of room to interpret the rules. There shouldn’t be a lot of, how can I say, leniency, depending on what the potential outcome might be.
“But the rules are the rules. I think as everything is being restructured I have faith in Mohammed [Ben Sulayem] that going forward, we will optimise all theses structures.”