Lewis Hamilton heads to one of his most successful tracks this weekend with the sole aim of bouncing back from a disappointing Monaco Grand Prix, a race which was lost through no fault of his own.
The Briton has moved on from the events of the principality and is eyeing a victory in Canada to get his championship back on track after team-mate Nico Rosberg moved to within ten points of his lead.
“I think everything that needs to be said about Monaco has already been said,” Hamilton noted. “Obviously, it was a huge disappointment for me and also for the team. But we’ll learn from it and move forwards together like we always do.
“I just want to get back out there and bounce back – and I could hardly ask for a better place to do that than Montreal. This is always one of my favourite weekends. The racing is fantastic, the city is a lot of fun and the crowds are really enthusiastic.”
Hamilton’s record in Canada is an impressive one. Of the races he has finished, four from seven, he’s only failed to win one, but that was still a third place. Meanwhile he has led all but one of those seven races, with reliability or mistakes costing him the win.
“I haven’t always had the best of luck in Canada – but I’ve never finished off the podium there either and it’s given me some great memories, including my first win.
“I know I’ve got the car underneath me and the team behind me to do it again, so I’m aiming for nothing less.”