Hamilton moves on from Monaco GP debacle

Lewis Hamilton says he has put the Monaco Grand Prix disappointment behind him as he aims to return to winning ways in Canada.

The world champion was robbed of a certain victory in the Principality after his Mercedes team asked him to pit for fresh tyres during the final laps of a race he had dominated from the start.

Hamilton finished in third position, while victory went to teammate Nico Rosberg.

The Briton insisted the matter is now closed as he bids to win one of his favourite events again.

"I think everything that needs to be said about Monaco has already been said," Hamilton said. "Obviously, it was a huge disappointment for me and also for the team.

"But we'll learn from it and move forwards together like we always do.

"I just want to get back out there and bounce back – and I could hardly ask for a better place to do that than Montreal. This is always one of my favourite weekends.

"I haven't always had the best of luck in Canada – but I've never finished off the podium there either and it's given me some great memories, including my first win.

"I know I've got the car underneath me and the team behind me to do it again, so I'm aiming for nothing less."

Lowe calls for perspective

Technical director Paddy Lowe conceded that while Mercedes did get it wrong in Monaco, the mistake should be put into context given the huge success the team has achieved in the past years.

"There has been a great deal of comment concerning our mistake in Monaco and its consequences," he said. "On behalf of the team, this error should be put into context. It was a single error made in a split second based on incorrect data.

"Sport is all about split-second decisions, trading risk with reward, and we do not always get these decisions right. But in my opinion this team gets them right more than most.

"However, as in all aspects we must always improve, and the failure in Monaco will undoubtedly play its part in that process."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Teams Mercedes
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