Lewis Hamilton’s feat leaves Toto Wolff delighted and Lando Norris’ boss worried
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Lewis Hamilton’s feat leaves Toto Wolff delighted and Lando Norris’ boss worried

Mercedes had many reasons to be happy during the Canadian Grand Prix, especially the work of Lewis Hamilton in practice, after which Toto Wolff ran out of only superlatives for his driver

Lewis Hamilton secured his best result so far this year in Montreal(Getty Paintings)

Toto Wolff was impressed by Lewis Hamilton’s ‘out of this world’ lap at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Mercedes had their best weekend of the year so far in Montreal and secured strong results. George Russell finished on the podium in third place, one place ahead of Hamilton, who was overtaken by his teammate a few laps before the end.

The Silver Arrows showed pace throughout the weekend, indicating that their car improvements were finally paying off. Team boss Wolff was particularly pleased with what Hamilton managed to achieve in the final practice session of the weekend.

Referring to the seven-time F1 champion’s data, the Austrian said: “In FP3, Lewis drove a lap that was out of this world. It was incredibly fast. Then its long passage was stratospheric, galactic. So there was a lot of momentum.”

Mercedes has been unable to challenge rival Red Bull for a long time. Teams like McLaren and Ferrari have taken the fight to the defending champions in recent weeks, and plenty of evidence was shown in Montreal to suggest the Silver Arrows could soon join that team.

McLaren boss Andrea Stella is certainly concerned and said: “I already told some of your colleagues on Thursday that I think Mercedes is among the fastest teams. Some of their lap times were achieved in Monaco, others in previous events were out of reach for us at this stage of the weekend.

“At this time of the weekend we weren’t able to get that lap time, even with low fuel and the engine running. They clearly had potential and I think they are starting to learn how to use it.”

Andrea Stella noticed Mercedes’ improvements(Getty Paintings)

Despite their good results in Canada, both Mercedes drivers had a bad taste in their mouths. Russell apologized to his team over the radio for the “nasty” race and later told reporters that he “made some mistakes, driving to the limit, and paid the price.”

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