Lewis Hamilton: “I’m looking forward to putting on a show”


Lewis Hamilton returned to the top step of the podium two weeks ago in Montreal, with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS driver putting in a near-perfect performance from pole position.

The reigning World Champion is now focused on this weekend’s round at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, and hopes for a cleaner weekend than he experienced at the circuit in 2014.

Hamilton made mistakes during qualifying on the Saturday to start only ninth, and ultimately finished second to team-mate Nico Rosberg after a strong Sunday afternoon drive.

“It was a great feeling to finally get back on top in Canada and add to the great memories I have there,” said Hamilton. “Now, though, it’s time to move on and put things right at a circuit I had a tough introduction to last year – Austria.

“Although I struggled in qualifying, starting down in ninth, it was actually a great race fighting back through the field. I think I was about fourth or fifth by the end of the first lap and then just kept chipping away to claw my way back to the podium, which was really good fun. Of course, I’ll be working hard to have a clearer shot at the win on Sunday.

“Whatever happens, though, you can be sure the atmosphere will be incredible. Last year the grandstands were absolutely packed and the fans were just insane, so I’m looking forward to putting on a show for them.”