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Joyous Hamilton celebrates "sexy lap"

  • Published on 10 Jun 2017 20:43
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton has hailed his qualifying lap as a "sexy lap" as the Brit claimed his 65th career pole position. The three-time world champion out-paced his championship rival Sebastian Vettel by three-tenths of a second around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

"Montreal has been good for me over the years,” said Hamilton. "It was a close battle with Ferraris, they were so quick, have been quick all year, I was gunning, was pushing, got great support and wanted to give them a great lap, luckily I got it.

"It was a sexy lap! It was a great lap, I can’t believe it came together so well. The first sector was fantastic, managed to be just a little bit up. The team did a fantastic job to learn from our mistakes in the last race and really build up to this race, so I owe it all to them."

Hamilton presented with Senna helmet

Hamilton now moves joint second on the all-time list of career pole positions and is just three away from matching the record holder Michael Schumacher. After the session, Hamilton was presented with Ayrton Senna's 1987 Lotus helmet, as Hamilton has throughout his career spoke about how much he is inspired by the late Brazilian.

"I’m shaking… I’m speechless," he said upon receiving the helmet. "He was the one that inspired me to be where I am today, so to match him and receive this [helmet] is the greatest honour, so a big, big thank you to the Senna family."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • ianf1

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    Whether you like Hamilton or not, you have to admire the Senna family and what they did. It was a wonderful gesture.

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    • Jun 10 2017 - 20:59
    • I don't like his attitude and stuff he says sometimes, but Hamilton is a sensational racer. One of the best ever

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      • Jun 10 2017 - 21:04
    • Same here F1FAN. He is a good driver, and it was a nice move from the Senna family.

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      • Jun 10 2017 - 22:30

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