Lewis Hamilton makes vow after finishing seventh at Monaco Grand Prix - 'I'll go'

Lewis Hamilton makes vow after finishing seventh at Monaco Grand Prix - 'I'll go'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/05/2024

- 17:43

Updated: 27/05/2024

- 08:10

The Briton has spoken out after Charles Leclerc won the big event in France

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to give his all at the Canadian Grand Prix after finishing seventh in Monaco on Sunday.

The 39-year-old was unable to compete with Charles Leclerc, with the Monegasque securing victory ahead of Oscar Piastri and Carlos Sainz Jr.

Hamilton's wait for a first race win in three years still isn't over, with the Stevenage-born racer still unable to scale the heights of old.

He was left encouraged by Mercedes' performance on Sunday, however, with George Russell finishing fifth.

Lewis Hamilton Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to give his all in Canada after finishing seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday


And Hamilton has vowed to give his all next time out in Canada, with the Briton pleased with Mercedes' recent improvement.

"The signs of performance this weekend have been encouraging and three races in a row we've brought upgrades," he said.

"That's really positive to see, bit by bit we've got drips coming through and hopefully in the next race I'll have the front wing too.

"I'll go to Canada and as always give my absolute everything.

"And it's good to see the team are bringing performance."

Russell has also spoken out.

And the Mercedes star said it was a 'strange race', while also admitting the red flag earlier in the day was 'frustrating' for all involved.

"It was a long, old race, a strange race. The first 30 laps we were tootling around," said the Silver Arrows driver.

"When Max pitted I put my foot down and it was only afterwards I realised how much we closed the gap on the Ferrari and McLarens. I was really pleased about that.

"Max [Verstappen] put me under a bit of pressure but it was pretty under control.

"When the red flag came out, it was frustrating for everybody.

"The only hope of a good race in Monaco was a bit of spiciness with strategy but then strategy was out of the window.

"We got the maximum we could."

It was another good day at the office for McLaren driver Lando Norris.

Though he didn't finish as high as Piastri, the 24-year-old said it had been an 'amazing' day for his side.


Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is pleased with Mercedes' recent improvement after finishing seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix


"The red flag simplified things and made things less action-packed than they normally are in Monaco," he opined.

"It's a good result for us as a team, not a lot to aim for during the race.

"You always think of what could you have done and should you have done, but it's impossible to answer it correctly.

"We did what we could, I think the pace was strong from the car today...so we'll keep pushing.

"A fourth and a second for us is still an amazing result."

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday


And Leclerc basked in the glory of his achievement, with the 26-year-old clearly delighted after winning on home soil.

"No words can explain that," he said. "It's such a difficult race, I think the fact twice I've been starting on pole position and we couldn't quite make it makes it even better in a way.

"It means a lot, obviously. It's the race which made me dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver one day.

"Fifteen laps to the end you're hoping nothing happens and the emotions are coming.

"My dad has given everything for me to be here and it was a dream of ours for me to race here and win here, so it's unbelievable."

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