Hamilton describes lap of Monaco: I wouldn't say it's fun
The Circuit de Monaco is hailed as the greatest challenge a Formula 1 driver can face, but Lewis Hamilton says that does not necessarily make it a fun track to navigate. The Mercedes man looked well at ease on the famous streets on Thursday practice, topping both timesheets.
Mercedes have not always gone so well on the tight, twisting course but the W10 is a different beast in the corners, with Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in a league of their own ahead of the crucial qualifying.
With looming barriers all around the track, and the pressure on to deliver, Hamilton says the pressure that builds around a lap keeps the smile off his face.
"Honestly, I wouldn't say it's fun," Hamilton said. "It's incredibly intense out there. You have to be so focused, just the smallest mistake…
"When you look into Tabac, for example, the speed you're going towards that corner… and it's just a wall in front of you. Going up the hill to Casino it's the same thing.
"So it's no joke and whilst it's definitely always a great thing to drive the car it's just so intense."
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