Lewis Hamilton drops bold Max Verstappen sixth win prediction ahead of Canadian GP: “Max will be gone most likely”

Lewis Hamilton is preparing for a fierce battle once the lights go out at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday. After securing P4 in qualifying, Lewis is determined to give Aston Martin driver, Fernando Alonso a strong fight to score a podium.

With the rain bringing drama to the qualifying session, drivers struggled to deliver consistent lap times however, the 7-time world champion delivered an impressive drive placing himself P4. Nico Hulkenberg received a grid penalty after the session moving the Mercedes driver up to P3, with Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso sharing the front row.

Hamilton drops Max Verstappen prediction

While Hamilton understands the formidable task of overtaking Max Verstappen, he remains set on pushing his W14 to secure a podium finish on Sunday.

Lewis predicts that Max Verstappen will have a quick start, stating that his main focus for the race will be Alonso. “We are ahead of the Ferraris. Max will be gone most likely. But if I can hold on to Alonso and give him hell, that’s what I’ll do,” said Hamilton.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a special place for Lewis, it was here in the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix where the British driver won his first race with McLaren in his debut season.

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Reflecting on his rookie season and the momentous day when he became the youngest driver to win the Canadian Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver posted a nostalgic reminder of his early days in F1 on Instagram.

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Max Verstappen appears to be in his top form again this season, with his extremely fast RB19 the Dutch driver has won 5 out of 7 races. His Mexican teammate, Sergio Perez has won the remaining 2 races displaying the dominance Red Bull has in the sport.

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Lewis seems confident that the 25-year-old would win at the Canadian Grand Prix this Sunday, the reigning world champion starts P1 on the grid. Max Verstappen has led every lap since the 47th lap of the Miami Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver has no doubt that Max will comfortably remain P1.

Although the likelihood of Lewis winning an unprecedented 8th victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve seems unlikely, it remains intriguing to observe the unfolding events in Montreal as the Mercedes legend sets his sights on a podium finish on Sunday.

What are your predictions for Lewis Hamilton’s performance at the Canadian Grand Prix? Can he secure a podium finish and challenge Fernando Alonso as he aims to give him a tough fight? Share your thoughts on Hamilton’s chances in the race in the comments section!


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