Formula 1: Button expects classics in Montreal

Formula 1: McLaren as favorite in Canada
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D he Formula 1 is back in Canada. After a year off, the engines are finally roaring again on the Ile Notre Dame. McLaren is particularly looking forward to the fast track in Montreal. 'I won my first ever Grand Prix here in 2007,' said Lewis Hamilton looking back. 'It seems like a long time ago, but I still have fantastic memories of the weekend.'

Hamilton: 2007 and 2008 Canada winners

None It is a miracle that the 2008 champion is happy to return to the place of his first success. 'It's great to come back here. It's such a demanding, fast track that doesn't forgive any mistakes. I love driving here. The track is incredibly tough, even if you avoid the walls, which are very close in places and are exciting. The next to the ideal line, the road is very tricky because of the many pebbles. It's one of those routes on which you don't want to allow yourself to make the slightest mistake. '

Jenson Button is also looking forward to the high-speed chase in the middle of the St. Lorenz Strom. 'The track layout should suit our MP4-25 well. There are a few slow corners that lead onto the long straights. We should be able to use the combination of the Mercedes engine and the Aero package, both in qualifying and in the Race to be competitive. ' But Button doesn't want to lean too far out of the window. 'Canada is always an unpredictable weekend - something is out of order, which is great for Formula 1. I think this year's race has all the ingredients to be a real classic.'

Whitmarsh hopes on a strong result

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh is also looking forward to the race in Montreal with confidence. He also believes that the characteristics of the circuit should suit the chrome-colored car. 'It's a circuit that is driven with little downforce and that speed on the straights is of fundamental importance for a good lap time. We hope for another strong result before the circus returns to Europe for the rest of the summer.' br>


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