Hamilton happy with second under circumstances
9 June 2012 – Lewis Hamilton had looked like a favourite on Friday, but on Saturday Sebastian Vettel laid down a marker to seize pole for the Canadian Grand Prix. Bearing in mind track temperatures had increased, the McLaren driver remains pleased with the outcome.
“Fortunately, I’ve got myself into a decent position,” he said after the grid-deciding session. “Now it is hotter, it will change things and will make it tougher, so we’ll just try to do the best job we can and maximise all we can – I’m looking forward to it.
“Of course, I do want to win, but these guys (Red Bull and Vettel) are phenomenally quick at the moment. I’m not sure if we have the pace, but we’ll just have to wait and see for tomorrow.”
Victory for Hamilton would be his third in Canada since 2007, when he picked up his very first Formula 1 success, and a first race win since last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.