Hamilton moves on from Monaco


Published: Thursday 4th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Lewis Hamilton insists he “couldn’t care less” about his misfortune at the Monaco Grand Prix and is ready to return to winning ways in Canada this weekend.

The reigning Formula One champion saw certain victory slip from his grasp two weeks ago after a decision to pit from the lead behind a late safety car meant he lost out to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Following consecutive wins in Barcelona and Monaco, Rosberg is now just 10 points behind Hamilton in the standings but the 30-year-old Briton is not going to let the disappointments of his ill-fated pit stop linger.

“There are going to be a lot of questions about Monaco – I don’t want to talk about it,” he said.

“I couldn’t care less about it. It is about trying to shape the future, there are lots and lots of races to come and improvements to make.

“That is all I am focused on, it doesn’t matter what I thought about it then. I don’t look back, I’m looking forward.”

Questions still remain as to whether the call to pit for fresh tyres was that of Hamilton or the team and also why he decided to park his car at Portier on the in-lap – but the two-time champion said he has no issues with Mercedes as he goes in search of a fourth win at the Circuit Giles Villeneuve.

“I haven’t thought about the last race for a long time,” he added.

“I’m thinking about the next race and putting my mind to other things, training and trying to come back strong this weekend.

“It is irrelevant what happened in the past, there is no point dwelling because there is nothing you can do about it.

“Things are good with the team, we have decided to move on to this weekend. I will keep on doing what I’m doing as it has worked pretty good for me until now.

“I have full trust and confidence in the team, we have had pretty incredible success together and one race does not dent the strong foundations that we built.”

Victory in Canada would no doubt go even further to putting events in the principality behind both team and driver, but a third successive victory for Rosberg could yet hand the German the advantage in the title fight heading back to Europe.

Published: Thursday 4th June 2015 by The News Editor

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