Venue: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Lewis Hamilton managed to limit the damage to his title chances in Monaco and is now fancied to further enhance an incredible record at the Canadian Grand Prix.
The Briton will be chasing a fourth straight success at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and can boast six previous triumphs at this track overall.
The 33-year-old saw his lead in the drivers’ championship cut to 14 points when finishing third behind Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel in Monaco but was content with that result.
“I’m grateful to only have lost three points to Sebastian in the championship fight – I’ll take that and move forwards,” said Hamilton.
“We hope that Canada will suit our car a little bit better; but it will be another close fight, especially with the Ferrari.”
How the Monaco Grand Prix finished:
1 Ricciardo (Red Bull), 2 Vettel (Ferrari), 3 Hamilton (Mercedes), 4 Raikkonen (Ferrari), 5 Bottas (Mercedes), 6 Ocon (Force India), 7 Gasly (Toro Rosso), 8 Hulkenberg (Renault), 9 Verstappen (Red Bull), 10 Sainz (Renault), 11 Ericsson (Sauber), 12 Perez (Force India), 13 Magnussen (Haas), 14 Vandoorne (McLaren), 15 Grosjean (Haas), 16 Sirotkin (Williams), 17 Stroll (Williams), DNF Leclerc (Sauber), Hartley (Toro Rosso), Alonso (Renault)
The belief that Montreal will be an easier assignment for Mercedes was a recurring theme throughout the post-race interviews in Monte Carlo.
After finishing fifth, Valtteri Bottas added: “I don’t think we could have done anything different with the car we have.
“Montreal should be a better hunting ground for our car, so we hope for a better outcome in Canada.”
Team boss Toto Wolff admitted: “In sport, you have to accept that there are days when you won’t win and if you’d offered us third and fifth before the weekend, we’d probably have taken it as a fair result.
“Overall, this was a weekend of damage limitation for us and we can be pleased to leave Monaco in the lead of both championships. Now we will regroup and aim to return to winning form in Canada.”
Chief engineer Andrew Shovlin declared: “We had a tough weekend in Monaco last year and finished first and second in Montreal a few days later, so we are confident that we can recover our form and will be aiming to do just that.”
Hamilton, Vettel and Ricciardo have all won two races each this year, but we’re backing the British ace to edge ahead in terms of victories in our Canadian Grand Prix betting tips.
Past Canadian Grand Prix results:
2017 Hamilton (Mercedes), Bottas, Ricciardo
2016 Hamilton (Mercedes), Vettel, Bottas
2015 Hamilton (Mercedes), Rosberg, Bottas
2014 Ricciardo (Red Bull), Rosberg, Vettel
2013 Vettel (Red Bull), Alonso, Hamilton
2012 Hamilton (McLaren), Grosjean, Perez
2011 Button (McLaren), Vettel, Webber
2010 Hamilton (McLaren), Button, Alonso
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