Hamilton looking for seventh F1 win

PUBLISHED: 15:25 08 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 26 October 2009

Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com

LEWIS Hamilton is gunning for the seventh Formula 1 victory of his career in Montreal this afternoon. The 23-year-old from Herts stormed to pole position in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton won from pole around the Circuit Gilles

Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS Hamilton is gunning for the seventh Formula 1 victory of his career in Montreal this afternoon.

The 23-year-old from Herts stormed to pole position in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix yesterday.

Hamilton won from pole around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve last year and is hoping for a repeat performance later today.

Hamilton was quickest in all three qualifying sessions on Saturday.

Speaking afterwards, he said: "It has been a fantastic Saturday for me.

"I have felt comfortable since yesterday in the car."

He added: "The team did a great job to get me out in the early stages of each qualifying session and at the end I had two laps to really pull out a lap.

"The first one was a shocker. I lost time and nearly went wide into turn one, so I had to make sure the last lap was good and similar to last year. It felt just as good as last year's."

Hamilton was unaware starting his final hot lap that Robert Kubica had grabbed provisional pole.

"I had the feeling that Kimi (Raikkonen) was hunting me down," said Hamilton.

"So I knew I had to stick it out there and make sure I got a really good lap and I think I found six or seventh-tenths on that lap, so I was quite happy with it."

Hamilton, whose family live in Tewin, currently leads the World Drivers' Championship by three points after the first six rounds.

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