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Since Monaco it would appear that someone at Mercedes has sat Hamilton down for a good talking to (or maybe a clip behind the ear, or something) as he appears to be "friends" with Rosberg again.  And there are a couple of grainy karting era photos to "prove" it is so.  But with this weekends Canadian circuit historically a good track for Hamilton, one wonders just how friendly the Merc garage will be on race morning if Rosberg out qualities Hamilton.  The word frenemy has always puzzled me, it seems to be one of those politically correct terms that it is ok to use when you really mean betrayer or traitor or selfish son of a gun .  Back in my school days, you either had friends (people who looked out for you) or enemies (the ones that took great delight in plotting your downfall).  But then, I guess no one payed me millions of dollars to stay at school.....

Merc-o-drama aside, this could be an interesting race with a few teams, including Ferrari, bringing significant upgrades to this round.  It is a fast circuit and providing the weather remains warm and dry as forecast it should be a race for third.  But for those not watching live (like us Aussies for whom coverage starts around 3am) dont forget to add extra time to your recording, I was one of those who missed the entire race a few years ago when the rain delayed the race by more than 2 hrs.

And a final thought to finish on.  My almost 10year old nephew and I were discussing our F1 tips this evening (for the record, he is beating me year to date) and has offered this advice to the hapless Maldonado :"do try and avoid those pesky walls which have a tendency to run out onto the track when they see a Lotus approaching".  Anyone game enough to pick Maldonado for a Canadian podium??

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