enough now to put that behind me and look forward and take back what I lost last year.”
Hamilton, however, will be certain to mount a fierce challenge for victory after winning in Spain two weeks ago and knows that he cannot afford to allow Vettel any chance to build up momentum.
The race will be billed as the 64th running of the Monaco Grand Prix as part of the world championship — though it is the 75th race since 1929 — and will see back-from-retirement former winner Jenson Button, the 2009 champion, replacing two-time champion Fernando Alonso at McLaren.
Alonso will instead be at the Indianapolis 500 while Button, making his 306th F1 start, hopes Honda’s package of upgrades can enable him to make an impressive return for Monaco’s historically most successful team. AFP
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel steers his car during the first free practice at the Monaco Circuit yesterday.