The word champion was denied victory in the Monaco Grand Prix after a lack of awareness from his Mercedes pit stop team
Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has declared that he is ready to make a fight back from his disappointment in the Monaco Grand Prix, and believes that Montreal is the perfect place to do so.
Mercedes driver Hamilton recently penned a new deal worth a reported £100m, but his pit stop crew failed to deliver at the crucial moment in Monte Carlo, meaning the Briton was cruelly denied a victory, having to settle for third place.
Despite leading by seconds before that ill-fated pit stop, Hamilton finished behind teammate Nico Rosberg and relentless German Sebastian Vettel, but he is a best-priced odds-on 8/11 with Ladbrokes to recover on Canadian soil in the latest Grand Prix.
The 30-year-old will be aiming to put his previous efforts behind him and take motivation from mistakes that were made, claiming his entire team have learnt lessons from that error ahead of round seven of the 2015 Championship.
“I think everything that needs to be said about Monaco has already been said,” stated Hamilton. “Obviously, it was a huge disappointment for me and also for the team.
“But we’ll learn from it and move forwards together like we always do. I just want to get back out there and bounce back and I could hardly ask for a better place to do that than Montreal.”
Hamilton will face stiff competition from Rosberg again and his fellow Mercedes steerer is 2/1 with William Hill to claim pole position, while Ferrari opponent Vettel is 12/1 with Sky Bet to secure pole.
However, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve hosted Hamilton’s maiden Formula One Grand Prix victory in 2007 while still a McClaren driver and the double world champion says the event holds plenty of fond memories for him.
“This is always one of my favourite weekends. The racing is fantastic, the city is a lot of fun and the crowds are really enthusiastic,” he explained.
“I haven’t always had the best of luck in Canada – but I’ve never finished off the podium there either and it’s given me some great memories, including my first win.”
The British world champion is 11/10 with Coral to rally to the fastest lap in Canada, as he looks to extend his dominant lead in this season’s Championship.
Betting tip: Hamilton to claim fastest lap @ 11/10 with Coral