Happy Hamilton eyes another win in Canada


Lewis Hamilton on Tuesday admitted he is wearing a smile while travelling to Canada for this weekend's eighth round of the world championship.

It could be said that the 2008 world champion inherited the win in Turkey recently, but it was his pressure on the Red Bulls that preceded the now famous Mark Webber/Sebastian Vettel crash.

Until Istanbul Park, pundits were predicting a Red Bull-walkover for the balance of the 2010 calendar, but Turkey showed that McLaren are back on the pace.

And with a powerful Mercedes engine and the F-duct, the long straights of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve could see the British team out in front.
"It will be difficult not to be smiling during the whole flight to Montreal," Hamilton said in an interview with Germany's Speedweek.

"I am convinced that we are in a good position now. The car is running reliability and fast, and the track is tailor-made for it," the 25-year-old added.

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Grid girls are seen before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes walks in the paddock before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing walks in the paddock before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing walks in the paddock before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari and Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP walk back to the paddock after attending the drivers parade before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Spectators show a banner reading 'in Schumi I trust' on the stands prior to the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack.
McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures prior to the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack.
Drivers wait for the green light at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Drivers take the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber leads at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber leads at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix, at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Mercedes GP's German driver Nico Rosberg drives ahead of Renault f1's Polish driver Robert Kubica at the Istanbul Park circuit on May 30, 2010.
McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing through the field into the first corner at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes GP's German driver Michael Schumacher drives at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber drives ahead of Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia leads McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany steers his car during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel stands by his car at the Istanbul Park circuit after he crashed on May 30, 2010, during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
A crane lifts the car of Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel after he crashed at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes leads from team mate Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes on his way to winning the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.
McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Istanbul Park circuit.
McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads his teammate McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain, during the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack.
McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line to win the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit racetrack.
Second placed Jenson Button congratulated race winner Lewis Hamilton of McLaren in parc ferme.
McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber pose on the podium of the Istanbul Park circuit on May 30, 2010, after the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix. McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button and Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber.
McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium of the Istanbul Park circuit.
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing gives interview to the media in the paddock after colliding with his team mate Mark Webber of Australia.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes celebrates on the podium after winning the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
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During a media teleconference on Tuesday, boss Martin Whitmarsh also sounded bullish about McLaren's chances.

"(Canada) ought to be where we are quick," he told reporters, agreeing that Valencia should also suit the MP4-25.

"The Red Bull is still very strong in long high-speed corners. Fortunately the next two grands prix don't feature a lot of those, so we hope that we'll be strong."
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