Hamilton expecting big Mercedes advantage
5 June 2014 – Lewis Hamilton is anticipating Mercedes to hold an advantage at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix due to the characteristics of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Mercedes has claimed all six poles and victories of 2014 so far to open up a substantial lead in both championships.
The Brit, who trails team-mate Nico Rosberg by four points in the drivers' standings, expects the straights to aid Mercedes's progress.
"We're particularly strong on the straights, Mercedes are but I don't know, maybe we will be surprised this weekend but long straights do suit us very well," he said.
"We have a very good power curve on our engine, Mercedes have done the best job with the engines. Renault and Ferrari would have to have done an exceptional job coming into this weekend, in terms of that area, to be able to keep up with us on the straights."
Hamilton also insists that his relationship with Rosberg is fine, following a fairly frosty affair in Monaco two weeks ago.
"We spoke after the race and just like friends we have our ups and down, we've known each other a long, long time, so it's done and dusted and we look forward to working together to try to help this team win the constructors' championship," he said.