Lewis Hamilton hoping for error-free Canadian GP

 

Ian Parkes
Friday 01 June 2012 11:25
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Lewis Hamilton is hoping an error-free weekend will finally elevate him on to the top step of the podium in Canada next weekend.

Formula One made history in Monaco on Sunday as Mark Webber's triumph means we have now had six different winners of the opening six grands prix.

Remarkably, Hamilton has not been one of them, but then the 27- year-old concedes to being unsurprised by that fact given the mistakes that have proliferated his race weekends.

This season, however, they have not been of his own making and instead it has been McLaren who have let him down on numerous occasions.

After finishing fifth in Monaco when a slow pit stop - compared to Ferrari and Red Bull saw him drop behind Fernando Alonso and reigning champion Sebastian Vettel - Hamilton has no intention of letting his head drop.

"It's not hard to look forward at all," said Hamilton, speaking to Press Association Sport.

"I'm excited for every race, and whatever happens in a race, I always lift myself up and get myself pushing again.

"I'll be in the gym working as hard as I can, I'll get my mind in the same frame it has been in every race, making sure I'm doing my job - which I am.

"I just hope we get some updates to edge us closer to the others, and then I hope we have a weekend where we have nothing go wrong, because the other guys are doing a fantastic job."

Asked if he could believe he has yet to win a race yet this year, Hamilton replied: "I can, yeah.

"For what reason, though, I really don't know. We haven't had a grand prix weekend where something hasn't gone wrong.

"The start of the race in Monaco was the beginning of things, and then I don't know what else happened after that.

"My pit stop didn't feel very quick, but generally we weren't quick throughout the race, which is strange.

"It really wasn't great when we lost positions to Fernando, and then to the Red Bull by such a short period of time, I don't know, half a second or something.

"But we still got points, even though it wasn't the best of weekends."

PA

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