The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a land of champions and the champion of functions not ruled in its now traditional appointment with the pole. Lewis Hamilton added his fifth pole position in the GP of Canada after a lap stratospheric in which he stopped the clock in 1:12.812. The british already have 53 pole positions under his belt after passing by thousandths of its companion box, which also yielded a high level. In this way, Nico Rosberg will start from the first row in Montreal and will be the primary threat to Hamilton in a race in the rain can surprise you.
Lewis Hamilton, after finishing his fifth pole position at this track, I analyzed the session: “May not be the desired end, but we got the pole without a real battle in the last lap, although all are worth it. I think there was the option of find some time, but I’m happy of having done enough in the first round. This is always a good circuit for me, maybe because it is all a question of braking, well, something that fits my style. at The end is like a giant go-kart track but with single-seaters of Formula 1, high speeds and large curbs”.
The margin of performance on the own classification, Lewis Hamilton has also had a few words about this Great Prize: “is Always special to return here as it is the place where I won my first Grand Prix. In addition, the fans are amazing. Each year, thousands of them create a great atmosphere in the track and in the town itself”. However, the briton knows that the work should be complete tomorrow: “The race will be very tight. I have lost some touch with the configuration changes that I made today. I didn’t put the car where I wanted, we have to take a step back. Ferrari looks very strong in long runs, so we have to be very attentive”.
The second is the first of the losers, a reality more tangible than ever with a Nico Rosberg who completed a return of spectacular, and yet he stayed behind his team mate: “Even losing the pole by very little, the first row is still a good position to start the race tomorrow. Lewis was just a little faster in the first lap, so I tried to overtake him in the second round. could Not be because I had a lock on the first curve, which also made me lose the opportunity to make a second attempt”.
“I Think that there will be some opportunities to overtake Lewis in the race” asserts with a certain hope Nico Rosberg to finish by adding: “I’ve had some good starts, which is a positive aspect and I think the tyre strategy can allow us to try something different. It will be exciting in any way, as the weather it is also interesting for tomorrow. I’m very excited, Canada is always special, so I can’t wait to start the race tomorrow”.