ELewis Hamilton believes it’s the city’s energy that has led him to such success in Montreal. So far he has seven wins and six pole positions in the Canadian Grand Prix, where qualifying will take place this Saturday (22:00 CEST in the FAZ live ticker for Formula 1 and on Sky), he shares both records Michael Schumacher. Record world champion between them. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with its perpetual stop-and-go seems to have been made for Formula 1 drivers who have retained the driving experience acquired in the racing karts of their youth during their Grand Prix careers. On the island of the Saint Lawrence River, the Briton employed by Mercedes equaled the record of his idol Ayrton Senna of 65 pole positions in 2017.
In the eighth world championship race of the year, current world championship leader Max Verstappen could match the big Brazilian (41 wins) after wins. Lewis Hamilton soon had to provide information on whether he saw his own record of 103 individual wins threatened by Verstappen. The Mercedes driver politely confirmed: “Max has done an amazing job so far and he still has a very long career ahead of him, so he can definitely go that far. After all, records are there to be broken. He has a great team. But we will do everything possible to slow down its triumphal march.
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