Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes finished third, returning to the podium in the Canadian GP. The British Mercedes driver was preceded by GP winner Max Verstappen on Red Bull and Carlos Sainz on Ferrrari. At the press conference he said: "This third place is overwhelming on an emotional level for me.
All year we have struggled with the car and as a team we have always tried to stay on course, stay focused and never give up. I'm proud of my group. and everyone who works in the factory. The others are faster than us at the moment, but we are giving our all and we are getting closer.
We have to keep pushing and eventually we hope we can get close and fight with them. Change from Friday to Sunday? In the end we took the others thanks to the safety car, but we improved a lot. We also worked on the simulator and then we brought these jobs into the race weekend.
I didn't expect the second podium of the year here and it's special because I won here my first GP. I love Montreal. Your back? It's fine, I'm back to being young! "
Lewis last successes and defeats
Hamilton hasn't faced such a tough moment in 8 years, and the comparison with the 2019 Canadian GP, the last one played to date, is pitiless.
Then Hamilton took his fifth win of the season, and Canada was the seventh round. He left Montreal with 29 points over Bottas and 62 over Vettel, the first driver of a rival team. Those 62 points of advantage create a cold comparison with the current situation.
In Canada Hamilton obtained his first pole and career victory in 2007. In 2019 he won the F1 World Championship for the seventh time, equaling Michael Schumacher's circuit record. Seven wins are an impressive, almost record-breaking haul: he has won 8 times only at the Hungaroring and at Silverstone.
Hamilton is back from 9 consecutive races without a win, and his career record fast is 10, recorded three times: from Brazil 2008 to Germany 2009. From Brazil 2012 to Germany 2013 and from Belgium 2013 to Australia 2014.