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2015-06-03 08:04

READY TO BOUNCE BACK: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (right) was visibly disappointed by team mate Nico Rosberg's controversial win at the 2015 Monaco GP. Hamilton is keen to extend his title lead in Montreal. Image: AFP / Boris Horvat

MONTREAL, Canada - Mercedes seems to be keen to put the "strategy blunder" of Monaco in the past.

A late pit-stop cost Lewis Hamilton a sure certain career victory in the principality but the 2014 champion asserted in a team statement: "Everything that needs to be said about Monaco has been said."

Hamilton just wants the team to "learn from it and move forwards".

MONACO MISTAKE

He said ahead of the 2015 Canadian GP scheduled for June 7: "I just want to get back out there and bounce back - and I could hardly ask for a better place to do that than Montreal."

The international news media were highly critical of Mercedes' glaring mistake and even boss Toto Wolff has said it had been "hard to swallow."

Technical boss Paddy Lowe, however, was keen to play it down.

Lowe said: "There has been a great deal of comment about our mistake in Monaco and its consequences. On behalf of the team, this error should be put into context.

"Sport is all about split-second decisions, trading risk with reward, and we do not always get these decisions right, but in my opinion this team gets them right more than most."

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