Montreal, Jun 19 (IANS): After securing a P4 within the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying race on Saturday, the seven-time Formulation One champion Lewis Hamilton was beaming with pleasure, admitting that he has by no means felt so good with this sort of outcomes.
2022 has been a tough season to this point for the Mercedes’ driver, however at a Montreal monitor the place he has gained seven occasions earlier than, Hamilton grabbed P4 in a troublesome situation.
“Actually, I really feel superb, I am so joyful. P4 has by no means felt so good, to be sincere. Perhaps once I was in my first yr of racing, the primary yr right here in 2007, once I received my first P4 in qualifying. It felt nice then, and I believe this sort of seems like that, however notably as a result of it has been a very, actually tough yr, so to undergo what we’re confronted with at this time… it is tough for everybody on the market,” mentioned an elated Hamilton.
Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole place in a moist qualifying on the Canadian Grand Prix with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso a shock second on Saturday. Alonso took his first front-row grid slot since he was on pole for the 2012 German Grand Prix in a Ferrari. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz was third, forward of Hamilton.
Mercedes crew boss Toto Wolff revealed that Hamilton may need secured P2 in qualifying in Montreal, had it not been for a method error from the crew that despatched him out earlier to set his time.
“We have been fairly aggressive within the moist circumstances at this time and ending P4 and P8 is under what we might have achieved,” Wolff mentioned.
“Lewis did an ideal job to take P4 however sadly he was out of part with the opposite vehicles and set his time one lap earlier, so he did not get the monitor in its finest situation. So doubtlessly it might have been P2 after we have a look at the relative efficiency throughout the sector.”