Lewis Hamilton: System 1 driver opens up on struggling ‘mentally and emotionally for a very long time’

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton posted on social media telling followers it’s “OK to really feel the way in which you do” and that “you aren’t alone”; “I’ve struggled mentally and emotionally for a very long time,” he mentioned. “To maintain going is a continuing effort however we’ve to maintain preventing.”

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 Lewis Hamilton has admitted it is 'hard some days to stay positive' after a 'tough year'

Lewis Hamilton has admitted it’s ‘onerous some days to remain optimistic’ after a ‘powerful yr’

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has “struggled mentally and emotionally” and mentioned it’s a “fixed effort to maintain going”.

The seven-time System 1 world champion, who completed tenth ultimately Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, made the admission by way of a submit on his Instagram story on Thursday.

“It has been such a troublesome yr already with every little thing that’s taking place round us,” mentioned the 37-year-old. “Onerous some days to remain optimistic.

“I’ve struggled mentally and emotionally for a very long time, to maintain going is a continuing effort however we’ve to maintain preventing. Now we have a lot to do and to attain.”

Hamilton, who has gained extra F1 races than any driver within the sport’s historical past, is contesting his sixteenth season on the grid. Final yr he was controversially overwhelmed to the title by Max Verstappen on the final race.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton finished the Saudi Arabian GP in tenth position and queried if he'd even get a point with race engineer Peter Bonnington.

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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton completed the Saudi Arabian GP in tenth place and queried if he’d even get a degree with race engineer Peter Bonnington.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton completed the Saudi Arabian GP in tenth place and queried if he’d even get a degree with race engineer Peter Bonnington.

The British driver has endured a attempting begin to the brand new marketing campaign in his uncompetitive Mercedes equipment.

Hamilton completed third on the opening spherical in Bahrain – after each Pink Bull drivers retired within the closing levels with reliability failures – after which scored solely a solitary level in Saudi Arabia.

Hamilton was in opposition to competing in Jeddah, following a close-by missile strike throughout Friday’s apply, and mentioned after the race: “I simply need to go house.”

On Thursday, he continued: “I’m writing to let you know it’s OK to really feel the way in which you do, simply know that you’re not alone and that we’re going to get by way of this.

Former F1 driver Anthony Davidson shares his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton's performance so far this season, hailing that 'if anyone can bounce back, it's Lewis'.

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Former F1 driver Anthony Davidson shares his ideas on Lewis Hamilton’s efficiency up to now this season, hailing that ‘if anybody can bounce again, it is Lewis’.

Former F1 driver Anthony Davidson shares his ideas on Lewis Hamilton’s efficiency up to now this season, hailing that ‘if anybody can bounce again, it is Lewis’.

“A buddy jogged my memory right now, you might be so highly effective and you are able to do something you set your thoughts to. We are able to do something we put our thoughts to.

“Let’s keep in mind to reside in gratitude for one more day to rise. Sending you like and lightweight.”

Hamilton, already 29 factors behind championship chief Charles Leclerc, shall be again on monitor on the Australian Grand Prix every week on Sunday.

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