Two weeks after getting one of the bitterest podium of his career, Lewis Hamilton took to the track on Friday in Montreal with the intention of lowering the rush of Nico Rosberg, who met in Monaco the most unexpected victory of his life . The Briton, who at the gates of the seventh stop of the calendar commands the table with 10 point lead over his teammate, has been traveling these days to try to forget what happened and move on.
On Thursday, in his first public appearance, the double world champion tried to convey an image of serenity and confidence to his team, despite the blunder committed in Montecarlo. “I limit myself to look ahead, I am not one to look back,” answered reporters asked him how he had done him what happened. No better way to pull out a thorn for a driver out on track to roll, and if on top has the best car of the moment, you can drag any trauma is exceeded on a Pispas.
Hamilton posted the fastest time in both practice sessions on Friday trials were held at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, the second fastest in the world -only behind Monza-, a scenario that also plays to their circuit: here won his first victory in F1 (2007) and also won in 2008 and 2010, one of the paths that best go. The second quickest was Sebastian Vettel, who finished three tenths of it, while the third was Kimi Raikkonen, who finished six thousandths of his neighbor. Carlos Sainz was ranked 13th, 1.3 seconds of Hamilton, while Fernando Alonso was 15th, 1.6 seconds faster.
Few conclusions can be drawn from this first day of practice, basically because the rain, torrential during the last hour, altered the program for almost all garages, with the car battery charger and other tools being used in abundance to keep the vehicles in peak conditions. In one of these, Mercedes sent their drivers out with changes seat covers. Hamilton tried to find the limit and it was a little further, he went through a flooded by water sector and lost control of his car, which ended stamped into the barriers. “Obviously, it was not what we expected to happen. Lewis and Nico did leave some output to rehearse because we could not do before, “revealed Paddy Lowe, technical director at Mercedes.