Lewis Hamilton & lockdown blues
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he questioned his future in Formula One during the coronavirus lockdown which left him struggling for motivation.
“I have days when I wake up and feel groggy, I don’t feel motivated to work out. I feel, ‘Jeez, where are we going? What’s next? Should I continue racing?’,” the 35-year-old said in a video released by his Mercedes team.
“I think all these different things, and then I’m like ‘Damn it!’, and the next hour, or whatever, it passes, and I’m like ‘Damn! I love what I do! Why would I ever consider not continuing?’”
Hamilton is hoping to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles this season. However, he has been left kicking his heels as the spread of the coronavirus has seen 10 races either cancelled or postponed.
“Mentally it’s really about ultimately feeling good about yourself. It’s about finding a way to make sure you love yourself,” added Hamilton, speaking ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week.