After the madness of the Abu Dhabi GP, Hamilton confirms his trauma
Formula 1 is back this weekend for the Belgian Grand Prix. Vice-world champion last season, Lewis Hamilton returns with philosophy to his defeat against Max Verstappen. Shot down, destroyed, the British pilot was really traumatized. He delivers the story of his emotions in a poignant testimony.
After the summer break, the Formula 1 stopover at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. Passing through the flat country, Lewis Hamilton gave an interview on local television. Stripped of his title of world champion by Max Verstappen in the last race Abu Dhabi last season, hamilton was literally traumatized by the race scenario.
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“What was going on inside me was very difficult to bear”
Annoyed at the end of the race which could have earned him an eighth world championship title, Lewis Hamilton lived it very badly but still kept a glimmer of hope. ” At that moment, my world came crashing down. I couldn’t understand what had happened, the emotions I was feeling. What was going on inside me was very difficult to bear. But something told me to get up. It doesn’t matter how you fall, what matters is how you get up. It’s always how we get up “he confided to the RTBF.
“I used all my strength to get out of the car”
Fair play, the British pilot had greeted Max Verstappen at the end of the Grand Prize. Aware of what it conveys, hamilton fought against himself to get out of his car and congratulate his rival. ” I used all my strength to get out of the car. I know kids like me when I was eight were watching and what I did there could impact what they do. I’m happy with this moment and I was very surprised at how it was received. But it was genuine. I’m a pilot at heart and what we do as pilots is nothing, nothing we can do to control what the powers that be do » admits the pilot mercedes.
“It’s important to tell yourself that it’s not just about winning”
Looking for his first victory this season, the Briton says he is in the form of his life and is convinced that he will win this season. “ It is important to tell yourself that there is not only victory. Yes, that’s part of our goal, but the path to get there is more important. I’ve come a long way since last year, from that last race to the start of the year. Also the difficulties encountered this year. The improvements with the team, the sport, the fans make it a very, very good year. Even if the results are not as good as in the past. I have no doubt that we will still win. It’s just a matter of time. I’m here, for the second half of the season, in the best condition of my life. I feel more serene and focused than ever. We will be very offensive in the second half of the season. I will not finish this season without a victory “he promises at the microphone of the RTBF.