Despite breaking his duck in Monaco, Lewis Hamilton remains wary of “potholes” ahead given the bumps he has already had to overcome.
Mercedes may have the fastest car on the grid, however, this season they have been hampered by several reliability glitches.
Added to that, Mercedes also lost out in Spain when the two drivers collided having started 1-2 on the grid.
But despite the trials that have faced him, Hamilton raced to his first win of the championship last time out in Monaco.
The reigning World Champ, though, is by no means bullish about adding a second this weekend in Montreal despite it being a venue where he has won four times in the past.
“I feel positive coming here but I am conscious of how the season has gone so I’m not arriving all excited thinking everything is going to go great again because we had one win,” he said.
“There are potholes we could easily manoeuvre but also easily fall down.
“I’m conscious of those bumps but hoping for a smooth weekend it would be amazing. If we have a smooth weekend in terms of performance it should be a happy weekend.”
Hamilton’s Monaco Grand Prix, only his second at the Principality, closed the gap to Nico Rosberg to 24 points, less than a race victory.
The Brit, though, says it won’t change the manner in which he races during grand prix weekends.
“I don’t believe so. If you look at the races I’ve lost points in it hasn’t been down to my driving. I don’t think it changes anything and I will still drive the same way I have in the last race.
“There are other factors that come into play still. I will continue to drive the way I am and if those other factors go well for me I will be very happy.”