The biggest loser of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend was Lewis Hamilton as he saw his Mercedes teammate, and only title rival, Nico Rosberg extend his lead in the championship while the Briton suffered his second DNF of the season.
Up until Montreal the Silver Arrows were apparently bullet-proof, with talk of them winning all the races. That won’t be happening and Hamilton intends being back on it when the Formula 1 circus arrives in Austria.
Speaking to Press Association, Hamilton reflected on his misfortune in Canada, “Before we had our problems I was on it, but then it all fell apart.”
“I now just have to try and make things less difficult for myself in the next race. I just want to get ready for that next race. I have a lot of training planned and I’ll be in the simulator, and the team will be flat out trying to understand and fix for the next race the issue we had. The guys at the factory will be analysing it and they will make an improvement.”
“I did say to them, though, that while it wasn’t a day we had all hoped for, we have to take a step back and realise what an amazing job we have all done so far this season,” said Hamilton.
“We have to keep doing what we’ve been doing because a day like that will make us stronger as a team and we will learn from that.”
“I will be on it for the next one, I’ll be better,” insisted Hamilton ahead of the next race, which marks the return of Austria to the grand prix calendar. (GP247)