Lewis Hamilton revealed that his Canadian Grand Prix podium was “overwhelming.” That is understandable because it ended a run of bad form. Hamilton has had a challenging run of races and has struggled to get grips with Mercedes’ current car. He finished third in Montreal, where he won his first Grand Prix in 2007.
Mercedes seems to be lagging behind Ferrari and Red Bull, who battled for the win on Sunday. However, Hamilton was relieved to have got himself back onto the podium. After the race, Hamilton claimed that his third finish was “quite overwhelming. He also acknowledged how this year has been a battle with the car and for Mercedes as a team. Nonetheless, Hamilton promised the fans that the team would continue to stay vigilant and focused and that they would not give up.
Hamilton Hails Crew
He also reiterated how his crew’s resilience inspires him and that he is proud to work with them. Moreover, he also acknowledged that Ferrari and Red Bull are a little bit too quick for them at the moment. But, he still believes that they’re getting closer, and as long as they keep pushing, they can give the two frontrunners a run for their money.
Formula one will head to Silverstone next for the British Grand Prix scheduled on July 3. Coincidentally, this is where Hamilton has recorded the most wins.
Hamilton stated that there had been concerted efforts at the Mercedes factory, which have helped turn things around. He also attributed the improved performance to the simulator.
Hamilton said their speed in Canada was quite good, especially in the second phase. However, he did not expect a podium finish going into the weekend. It was his second podium of the year, and it was more special because it happened where he got his first Grand Prix win.
Hamilton Urges His Team to Keep Pushing
Mercedes’ Canadian GP performance was the fourth time they have registered a 3-4 race result in 2022. Moreover, their consistent points-scoring saw them sit just 38 points behind Ferrari. The Silver Arrows two demonstrated a strong race pace in Montreal. They swiftly got ahead of the Alpines and kept within touching distance of Ferrari and Red Bull after the Safety Car period.
Commenting on the race, Hamilton was surprised at the W13’s race pace. However, he was hopeful that the improvement in pace was a sign of what to expect in the future.
Hamilton also accepted that their rivals, Ferrari and Red Bull, were ahead of them at the moment. But, he also urged his team to keep pushing, and eventually, they would be able to fight them toe to toe. He also claimed that he could see them in the end because of the Safety Car.
Hamilton is a seven-time champion meaning he understands what it takes to be a champion. He has endured a tough start to the campaign, with his Mercedes car suffering badly from porpoising. However, his last performance will encourage him and his crew that better days lie ahead.