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Lewis Hamilton ‘Happy’ Despite ‘Lots of Mistakes’ in Shocking Race at Canada

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In the Canadian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton  finished in fourth place. While this might seem like a respectable result, it was far from satisfactory for the British driver. His teammate, George Russell, outperformed him on quicker medium tires, denying Hamilton a podium finish. Hamilton’s reaction was notably subdued, reflecting a weekend of missed opportunities.

“It was a pretty disastrous afternoon yesterday [qualifying] and today the race was shocking,” a downbeat Hamilton said in the media pen afterwards, despite recording his best finish of the season having not finished higher than sixth in the previous eight races.

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In Montreal, Mercedes introduced an upgraded car that showed clear signs of performance. Despite high hopes after topping the practice session, Hamilton qualified behind Russell (who secured pole position).

During the race, chances emerged, but Hamilton failed to capitalize. He made mistakes and finished fourth. He said, “I can’t say that I am happy with it… I had to just drive better today, less mistakes. Lots of mistakes over the weekend on the whole but positives to take in performance.”

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Lewis Hamilton’s “Worst Drive”

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In the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth place, which he described as “one of my worst drives.” His teammate, George Russell, secured pole position, while Hamilton started from seventh on the grid due to tire-related struggles during qualifying.

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Initially stuck behind Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin, Hamilton lost ground and faced an uphill battle. After pitting for fresh tires under the final Safety Car, Hamilton showed strong pace and engaged in an intra-team battle with Russell.

Unfortunately, Russell won that tussle on the penultimate lap, relegating Hamilton to fourth position. Hamilton lamented missed opportunities, acknowledging that the upgraded Mercedes was capable of winning the race.

Lewis Hamilton explained that his qualifying performance suffered due to unusually cold tires. Each time he left the garage, the tire temperatures were lower than expected. Despite the car’s progress, he couldn’t switch the tires on, leading to a disappointing starting position.

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