The race, which is one of two in North America this season, is one of the Brit’s favourites. He has fond memories from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, after taking his debut victory in the sport there in 2007. He has since won the Canadian Grand Prix on two more occasions, in 2010 and 2012.
“Montreal is one of my favourite weekends of the year,” he said. “It’s where I won my first Grand Prix back in 2007 and I’ve had another two victories there since, so it holds some special memories for me.
“The city itself is incredible. It’s one I always love to go to and there’s always a great crowd, so I’m hoping for them that the weather is good and we can put on a great show.”
Hamilton also took the time to reflect on what was a difficult Monaco Grand Prix weekend, after he finished second to his team-mate and lost the championship lead.
“Monaco was another great weekend for the team and I’m so proud of all the hard work the guys put in to make it happen,” he added. “Of course, from a personal perspective it wasn’t what I was aiming for.”
The 2008 world champion added: “I race to win every time and unfortunately it just wasn’t my weekend. But I drove with all my heart and gave it all I could, so I head to the next race with even more energy and determination.”
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