So Lewis Hamilton didn’t win at Monaco. He had to settle for second place behind his team mate. But he still maintained his record of qualifiying in the top four and finishing at least as well as he had qualified! However, a few weeks later, he DID win in Canada, after claiming his first pole position and leading from start to finish in what was to prove a difficult race. The race was punctuated with a number of spells behind the safety car, periods which eat into any lead that has been built up and tends to unsettle even the most experienced of drivers. Alain Prost, four times world champion, once said that the hardest GP win was your first one; before then you THINK you can win, after then you KNOW you can win. Referring back to my last post on the subject, the only question that now remains to be answered is how Lewis handles a bad qualifying and having to work his way through the field. This weekend is the US GP at Indianapolis, in first practice he is in third place, so prehaps that question will have to wait even longer before bening answered! 6 GP’s:- 1 x 3rd place, 4 x 2nd places and 1 x win. An impressive start to any career.

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