Lewis Hamilton spotted with Tom Holland

British actor Tom Holland recently waved the chequered flag at the Monaco GP.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has been spotted in New York City ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, with Spider-man actor Tom Holland.

Hamilton and Holland were seen leaving the popular St Ambroeus restaurant on Monday, with the Mercedes driver having presumably now travelled to Montreal for this weekend’s action.

The British actor has been seen at several races in recent years, whilst he actually waved the chequered flag at the Monaco Grand Prix last month.

Hamilton crossed the line in P4 on that day, in what was the 38-year-old’s first-time racing Mercedes’ new concept.

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Mercedes introduced a new concept of the W14 at Monaco and have so far looked much stronger, something which has seen the Germans move up to second in the Constructors’ Championship.

They overtook Aston Martin in the standings at the recent Spanish Grand Prix, where Hamilton and George Russell finished second and third.

Despite the double podium, Max Verstappen still won by 24 seconds, highlighting Red Bull’s superiority.

For the time being, nobody looks set to defeat Verstappen whilst he has the best machinery on the grid, a feeling Hamilton knows all too well.

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Prior to the new aerodynamic regulations, Hamilton was often unbeatable, to the extent where he won four consecutive titles from 2017-2020.

Ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, he explained what it’s like to be in Verstappen’s current position, having experienced it himself for so long at Mercedes prior to the regulations change.

“Once you get on top of the car and the car works in this window, and it’s consistent, it’s much easier to get it into that setup,” commented Hamilton, as reported by Sky Sports.

“When you are with a car like I have, for example, you’re trying everything, every different setup and combination to try and eke out a little bit more performance.

“But when you have performance in hand, you are not necessarily always having to make risky choices throughout practice in order to get that extra half a tenth.

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“You don’t have to push the bodywork as tight as possible, put the engine on the rim of the temperature because you have a little bit of breathing space.

“Then you don’t have to push the tyres as hard, so you can lift and coast a little bit more, which ultimately means longer stints. All these different things compound and the more you practice it, the easier it gets.

“But you still have a job to deliver, you still have to be focused and still can’t make mistakes, still have to make the right decisions and that comes with a lot of pressure.”