‘one of the worst I’ve driven’ – Hamilton rues Canadian Grand Prix performance

‘one of the worst I’ve driven’ – Hamilton rues Canadian Grand Prix performance

Lewis Hamilton has labelled his performance at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix as one of the worst races he has driven.

The seven-time world champion started Sunday’s race in seventh but came alive at some stage and was in contention for his first podium finish of the season but he lost out in a duel with Mercedes teammate George Russell who took third place after starting in pole position.

The race was won by Max Verstappen with Lando Norris taking second while Hamilton had to settle for fourth but took home the fastest lap of race.

“Not really much different [to how I felt in qualifying]. Over the weekend just a really poor performance from myself,” Hamilton said after the race.

“Yesterday some other things came into it, mostly myself, and then today one of the worst races that I’ve driven, lots of mistakes. But of course if I’d qualified better I would’ve been in a much better position so it is what it is.

“I will go back to the drawing board.”

Hamilton was however able to draw some positives from the weekend with his Mercedes W15 showing signs of improvement after the introduction of upgrades.

“On a positive note, big, big thank you to everyone back at the factory for progressing this car, because it is becoming a car we can fight with,” the 39-year-old stated.

“That is a real positive going into the next part of the season, I know we’ll have more upgrades coming along the way so it is going to be a close battle. If I get my head on right, I’ll get better results at some stage.

“I think this weekend the car was capable of winning. That’s why it is not such a great feeling, but we’ll take the points and keep moving, keep trying.”

Hamilton will head back to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona in a fortnight.

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