May 21, 2015
Hamilton really, really wants to win in Monaco.
Of course everyone wants to win in Monaco because it's like Wimbledon: a step above the rest in prestige.
But Lewis, let's be honest, has not been very good on the streets of the Principality.
Senna won it 5 times in a row and, awkwardly, it's Rosberg who's poised to be the first man since Ayrton to have three wins in a row. That would make Lewis very unhappy.
Then there is the matter of last year and Qualifygate.
Was Nico that fiendishly clever to formulate and execute the plan to bring out a yellow flag in the closing lap of qualifying?
I still don't buy it and Hamilton, when asked, said he does not think about it anymore. I don't buy that either. He will have his revenge.
Whatever his plan is, it better work, otherwise I'm sure Lewis will become unhinged with much drama to follow.
The race in Monaco is won, 99% of the time, in qualifying on Saturday. In practice today, Hamilton got on with it topping both sessions confidently.
It was an odd practice day however: Rain came and went, it was cold and teams never got around to completing their regular programs, nobody ran on the Super Soft Pirelli. (results HERE)
Saturday morning's practice session will be crucial as so little was accomplished today.
Let's hope Nico can beat Lewis again, if anything because the ensuing drama would make the rest of the season much more interesting to follow.