Lewis Hamilton is adamant that he has moved on from his Monaco disappointment, and perhaps not surprisingly the World Champion was not keen to talk about the last race when quizzed by the media today.
“First of all, I don’t look back,” he said. “I’m looking forwards. I have not thought about the last race for a long time and I’ve just really been thinking about the next race, putting my mind to other things, training and trying to come back strong this weekend. So, it’s really irrelevant what happened in the past now. There’s nothing you can do about it so there’s no point dwelling on it.”
Pressed further, he added: “There’s going to be a lot of questions about Monaco. I’m really not going back to Monaco. I’ve moved on. I don’t even have to think about it. I’m literally moving on. I couldn’t care less about it, I’m literally focused on… I can’t do anything about the past, so there’s honestly no point in thinking about it. It’s about trying to shape the future.
“I’ve got lots and lots of races to come, lots of improvements that can be made, I’ve got a great team, got a great car and there’s a championship to be won so that’s all I’m focused on. Doesn’t matter what I feel or had felt or feel now because actually I don’t feel anything about. I’m literally thinking about this race, I’m excited, I feel good, I feel fit, I feel strong, so all positives.”
Pressed on why he stopped on track after the chequered flag – with many observers suspecting that he was thinking about abandoning the car and heading home – he said: “There is no answer to it.”
Hamilton insisted that there was no damage to the relationship he has with his team.
“I have full trust and confidence in the team. We’ve won, we’ve had pretty incredible successful together. One race doesn’t dent the solid foundation that we’ve got.”