Hamilton sends a clear message to Aston Martin while keeping his sights on Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton, the illustrious seven-time world champion, showcased his exceptional skills once again at the Canadian Grand Prix. Despite securing a respectable P3 finish, Hamilton’s ambitions were far from sated as he aimed his sights on the ever-determined Fernando Alonso, who snatched the lead from him after an initial overtake on the opening lap. Hamilton’s unwavering belief in Mercedes’ progress served as a sincere cautionary message to Aston Martin, indicating that they should be wary of his relentless pursuit of victory.
In an interview with Sky Sports following the race, Hamilton expressed his sentiments, acknowledging the challenges they faced while applauding their commendable performance.
“While some faced a difficult weekend, it is worth noting that Ferrari displayed remarkable speed. Had they qualified as they should have on a dry day, they would have undoubtedly outpaced us, making it arduous for us to overtake them during the race.”
However, that was not the case, as Hamilton and his team outperformed their competitors. Nonetheless, the British driver emphasized the need to enhance the car’s rear performance, recognizing the areas that require further attention.
“We have done a better job than any other team thus far. However, we must dedicate ourselves to improving the car’s performance in low-speed situations.”
Despite the current performance of the W14 not meeting Hamilton’s lofty expectations, he remains resolute in his pursuit of surpassing the Aston Martins, pinpointing them as the primary contenders to conquer.
“We are making significant strides now and are on the right path. Our focus lies in augmenting the car’s capabilities in low-speed scenarios. I have unwavering confidence that we will attain our goals. We are determined to surpass the Aston Martins without a doubt.”
With the imminent arrival of further upgrades to the Brackley machinery in preparation for the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is eager to unleash a new level of pace in front of his home crowd. As of now, the team’s success will depend on meticulous strategy and a sprinkle of fortune, as they endeavor to secure their first victory of the season.