The best version of Lewis Hamilton has returned to one of his talismanic home runs. Friday’s disconnection is already a thing of the past, his car isn’t so bad if he achieved a podium finish and the British driver, an expert in brilliance based on the inspiration of the moment, stood out in Montreal with a third place which tastes like a victory.
Mercedes continues to minimize damage
The star squad leaves Canada with 27 points: the 15 achieved by Hamilton and the 12 harvested by Russell. In the case of Lewis, the seven-time champion started from a positive 4th position. The strategy allowed him to get rid of Alonso and sometimes the English kept pace Verstappen and of holy after the relaunch of the Safety Car.
The 37-year-old runner finished very happy at Gilles Villeneuve: “The race was great, what a result. It’s been a long time since I had a good weekend. For a second I hoped to be with those ahead“, he underlined.
Hamilton bragged about the W13, this time yes, Sunday: “Our pace was pretty good, especially in the second part of the second stint. It’s something I didn’t expect. This is my second podium of the season in a very special place, because here I got my first victory and I love Montreal. A big thank you to all Canadiansadded the British motorsport legend as he greeted the main stand.
Jenson Button, his former teammate at McLaren, was assigned to interview Lewis during the pre-podium ceremony. The Englishman did not hesitate to ask him about the inconvenience caused by the controversy to pay in Baku:Are you okay with your back?“said Jenson, who received a cheerful response from Hamilton:”Yes, I feel young again”.
The successes make forget the complaints and the sorrows. The next test will be in Britain, Silverstone, the greatest temple for any Lewis fan. We all remember what happened last year with Verstappen. In any case, the Mercedes driver preferred to be cautious: “I don’t know if we can go on like this, but we’ll try. We have some work to do, they’re still a little fast for us right now, but we are not that far”English is over.
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