Hamilton Shows True Colors As He Takes Blame For 'Really Poor' Result In Canada

Monday, 10 June 2024 at 12:04
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Lewis Hamilton took the blame for the "really poor" result after scoring P4 during the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix.
Although the seven-time World Champion scored his best Grand Prix result of the season so far, he definitely wasn't satisfied when speaking to the media after the race.
Mercedes brought some crucial upgrades to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve that unlocked a lot of performance, and it seemed they could even shoot for the win.
However, the 39-year-old put himself on the back foot in qualifying, scoring only P7, unlike his teammate George Russell, who started the race from the pole.
Nevertheless, Hamilton knew he still had a chance to fight for the podium on a Sunday, and ultimately, he came very close, crossing the finish line in P4, six tenths behind Russell in P3. He told Sky Sports after the race:

"Over the weekend, it was a really poor performance from myself. Yesterday, some other things came into it, but mostly myself. Then today, [it was] one of the worst races I've ever driven, lots of mistakes."

Although the Mercedes driver wasn't happy with his performance, saying he made many mistakes, pretty much all the drivers made mistakes at some point during the extremely challenging race. Hamilton also added qualifying was where everything went south.

"But, of course, if I'd qualified better I'd be in a much better position, so it is what it is. I will go back to the drawing board."

On the other hand, there are many positives to be taken away from the last weekend for the Silver Arrows, as they seem to have eliminated the crucial issues with their cars and caught up with the top three teams. The Briton added:

"On a positive note, big, big thanks to everyone back to the factory for progressing this car, because it is becoming a car we can fight [for wins] with."

"That's the real positive going into the next part of the season, because I know we have some upgrades on the way. It's going to be a close battle, and if I keep my head on right, hopefully, I'll get some better results."