LEWIS HAMILTON secured his second podium of the season on the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Toto Wolff has warned Lewis Hamilton to not get carried away after the seven-time champion secured a podium on the Canadian Grand Prix. He mentioned Mercedes “should be cautious” and harassed there the staff had been nonetheless “off the area” all through a lot of the weekend.
The Austrian claimed a whole lot of work nonetheless must be executed earlier than the staff can get again to the entrance. He mentioned: “One swallow doesn’t make a summer time. We noticed that swallow in Barcelona, however someway it flew some place else.
“So I believe we should be cautious. “We had been off the tempo on Friday. Within the moist we had been good yesterday, I believe that was respectable. And I believe that as we speak at instances we had been with the quickest automobiles. Within the second stint, Lewis and George had been virtually matching the entrance runners. They weren’t fairly however on some laps, sure, and that’s very encouraging to see.
“However we simply should be cautious, there’s a lot work we have to do so as to be again on the entrance, and we aren’t but there.”
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Lewis Hamilton has been issued a warning by Toto Wolff (Picture: Getty)
Mercedes equalled their finest results of the season in Montreal with third and fourth however did profit from points for different drivers. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was out of place for the entire race after being issued a grid penalty for altering engine parts.
Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez additionally began decrease down after a crash in qualifying however was denied an opportunity to shut up on the Mercedes after struggling a mechanical failure on Sunday. Nevertheless, Wolff nonetheless feels Hamilton deserved his podium yesterday and claimed the staff had been nonetheless not “gifted” the end result.
He defined: “There have been a whole lot of races that labored towards him the place he might have scored a podium or a a lot better end result and it was not his wrongdoing however equally dangerous luck. Seeing him now on the optimistic aspect and being on the rostrum with out something in a method gifted that’s good to see.”
George Russell revealed the staff had been “involved” Leclerc and Perez would have the ability to problem for a podium.
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Lewis Hamilton secured his second podium of the season in Canada (Picture: Getty)
Nevertheless, he mentioned the Mercedes’ race tempo was “nearer” to the leaders than at many different tracks this season. He added: “We had been actually involved Leclerc and Checo would have the ability to come by way of and be lucky to maintain them behind us.
“Finally, our race-pace was nearer to Ferrari and Crimson Bull than we have seen all season, however the inherent efficiency is not there but. However, P4, it is good factors for the staff and nice to be again on the rostrum for the staff.”