Lewis Hamilton: “It’s really special to win here again”

Lewis Hamilton put in a near-perfect performance in Montreal, taking his fourth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and put his troubles from losing the win at Monte Carlo two weeks ago firmly behind him.

The reigning World Champion led from start to finish in Canada, never allowing his Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS team-mate Nico Rosberg to get close enough to him to challenge, admitting that he was able to manage the gap to the German every time he began to close in.

“It’s really special to win here again – the place where I had my first win back in 2007,” said Hamilton. “The team did a fantastic job, so a big thank you to everyone.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a relief because I’ve had good pace for both of the past two races – I’m just happy to get another win for me and the team.

“It was quite close after the stops. I think because Nico was in my tow he was using less fuel, so I was having to save a bit while managing the gap. It was really just about matching the times each lap.

“I had a couple of lock ups but luckily they weren’t too bad and not enough to cause any real problems, so I felt in control.”