Hamilton wants Mercedes crew pulling in same direction
Lewis Hamilton feels as though his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix has heaped pressure on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and ensured the race for the title is back on.
The three-time world champion was able to cut the deficit to Rosberg to just 24 points after the currently championship leader was only able to finish seventh in the principality.
With 15 races still to go, Hamilton was asked whether his victory had ramped up the pressure on Rosberg.
He replied: “I can only speak on his behalf of being in that position before and, for sure, it was a bigger cushion before and it was much easier.
“He’s still got a win [advantage] but, of course, the race is alive - so much can happen.”
However, while Hamilton expects a battle with his Mercedes teammate, he has urged the team to come together after a number of problems with the car have allowed Red Bull to profit.
“This is a time where we really need to come more united than ever before and try to pull together to make that foundation just as solid as possible,” added Hamilton. “The others are also fumbling and making mistakes, but the team that makes the least is going to be the one that wins.”
Meanwhile, Rosberg will be desperate for a win this weekend in Canada having scored just six points in his last two races.