Click to view our fantastic subscription offers

Instant access to the F1 paddock

You have 10 views remaining

You have read 5 stories this month. After 15, you will need to register or subscribe.

Register with us for free to view 30 stories a month.

Or subscribe to AUTOSPORT+ for unlimited news stories and access to our exclusive subscriber-only content.

Our commitment to quality journalism

We've introduced metered access to AUTOSPORT which will ensure that the majority of our visitors can continue to view the site for free. But we think that is worth a small investment from those who use it most, so that we can continue to send the leading experts in their field to motor racing paddocks all over the world to break the latest news and produce the most compelling interviews and race reports.

Every visitor gets 15 free page views per month. Once you reach the limit you can register to get 30 views or choose one of our value-for-money subscription packages to continue viewing and to get additional access to a range of features including:

  • Unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Get AUTOSPORT magazine in a digital format on your computer or iPad every week
  • Full access to FORIX - the world's best motorsport statistics website

We greatly appreciate your continued support to keep AUTOSPORT at the forefront of motorsport coverage, and we look forward to welcoming you as a new subscriber.


Glenn Freeman
AUTOSPORT.com Editor

autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
F1 NEWS 

Hamilton says warmer temperatures hindered McLaren during qualifying in Canada

Lewis Hamilton, McLarenLewis Hamilton admitted that the warmer temperatures of Saturday in Montreal hampered his McLaren team and that he was surprised to be as high as second on the Canadian Grand Prix grid.

The Briton had been quickest in both Friday practice sessions, but was beaten to pole by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

"It was definitely a bit harder for us today," Hamilton said. "We struggled working with the tyres, we were trying really hard to get the tyres to switch on, but fortunately we had a new set in Q3 and managed to get through.

"I'm happy with performance, and surprised to see us on the front row, but we will be trying as hard as we can tomorrow."

Hamilton said he was not sure how McLaren's tyre performance would stack up in race conditions.

"Fortunately I have got myself into a decent position," he said. "Long runs seemed to be OK but now it's hotter it will change things and it will be tough. We'll try to do the best job we can and maximise all we can do. I am looking forward to it."

Although he is within 13 points of championship leader Fernando Alonso in fourth in the standings, Hamilton has yet to win a race this year. He said he would be content to continue to gather points in the race if Red Bull and Ferrari proved quicker.

"Of course I want to win but these guys are phenomenally quick at the moment," he said. "Not sure if we have the pace but we will wait and see tomorrow."

Subs
  More news  
    advertisement
  RELATED LINKS
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the autosport.com shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
  FOLLOW AUTOSPORT ON
FOLLOW AUTOSPORT ON TWITTER
Paddock insight from group F1 editor Jonathan Noble
Grand Prix news updates from F1 editor Edd Straw
Breaking news feed
Live commentary feed
  RELATED STORIES
McLaren sure race is still wide open
Haymarket