Lewis Hamilton is gearing up for the Canadian Grand Prix – but warned about the lurking dangers on the thrilling track.
“You can get really close to the walls and there’s the real danger factor there which also puts some of the excitement back into it,” he said.
“It also has the character where the tyres grain quite a lot.
“If you go off line it’s easy to crash. It’s just a great race.”
There have been a string of spectacular accidents at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve circuit and Hamilton actually had his own dramatic tale, crashing into the back of Kimi Raikkonen’s stationary Ferrari in the pit lane two years ago.
But in 2007 he had scored his maiden victory six races into his Formula 1 career and has started from pole twice since then.
The McLaren racer, who notched up his first victory of the seaon during the last race in Turkey, played down claims his team are favourites.
“I am hoping the car will be quite competitive and we are able to compete with the guys at the front,” he said.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team