Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton will the favourite to win the Canadian Grand Prix as well.Reuters

Ever since the first race of the Formula One season kick-started with Australian Grand Prix on 15 March at Albert Park, Mercedes has dominated like no other. In all the six races transpired during the season, both the Mercedes drivers' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have figured in the podium.

The Canadian Grand prix will take place on 7 June, prior to which three practice sessions and qualifying will also be taking place.

No doubt, Mercedes will start as favourites once again, but other drivers might be excited with the fact that the pole person has only won four of the last 10 races.

Mercedes have taken a huge lead so early in the season, and hence other teams such as Ferrari and Williams need to close the gap on Mercedes, who enjoy an incredible 84 points lead as Ferrari lie second with 148 points.

If teams do not catch up with Mercedes now, it might prove to be impossible for them to do so in the second half of the season. In the drivers' standings as well, it is Mercedes' Hamilton and Rosberg, who stand tall with 126 and 116 points respectively.

Being in such a great form, Hamilton might be eager to make amends from his disappointing end to the race in their last Monaco Grand Prix. He also enjoys the Canadian Grand Prix and have been involved in some top class driving in the circuit as well.

He will be eager to improve upon last year's performance, where he could not even finish the race.

"It's a good track. As you said, I had my first grand prix win here, so generally always been relatively quick here. More so, just to have a better weekend than we had last year here. So that's the target," F1 official website quoted Hamilton as saying.

But it is not only Hamilton, who enjoys driving on this track at Canadain Grand Prix as Force India's Sergio Perez has also been decent, coming close to podium finish last season as well.

"I have had a couple of good runs here; as you say back in 2012 I was on the podium. Last year I was very close to win the race but unfortunately later in the race I had some issues and then the contact with Felipe came but up to that point it was a great race and so close to actually win the race. I hope... this year we are in a different position, but we can definitely make it into the points," said Perez.

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First Practice Session (Friday): 10am local time, 7:30pm IST, 3pm BST

Second Practice Session (Friday): 2pm local time, 11:30pm IST, 7pm BST

Final Practice Session (Saturday): 10am local time, 7:30pm IST, 3pm BST

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