Lewis Hamilton: “It’s quite overwhelming to get this third place”

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After getting his second podium of the year, Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes “continue to stay vigilant and focused and [are] never giving up”.

At the Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton returned to the podium with a brilliant P3. After the race he was visibly overjoyed with this result.

“It’s quite overwhelming, honestly, to get this third place,” the Briton said.

“It’s been such a battle this year with the car and as a team. But we continue to stay vigilant and focused and [are] never giving up.

“That’s something I’m so proud of, and I’m inspired by my crew. So thank you to everyone that’s here and back at the factory.”

Lewis then admitted Ferrari and Red Bull are out of reach for now, but he hopes Mercedes will get back in the fight before the end of the season.


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“They’re a little bit too quick for us at the moment. I was giving it everything but we’re getting closer. So we’ve just got to keep pushing. Hopefully will be in a fight with these guys.”

He then revealed Mercedes has been doing a lot of work back in their HQ, and at the track, to be able to improve their performance this weekend.

“Honestly, our pace was quite good, particularly in the second phase of the stint. We did a lot of work back in the simulator but also here to get the setup right. So honestly, I’m ecstatic.

“I didn’t expect this coming into the weekend. It’s my second podium of the year, so this feels really special, especially where I got my first grand prix win,” Hamilton concluded.

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