Hamilton: "That’s why I can’t stop in F1"
By Srihari HS 11 May 2020 | 19:45
World champion Lewis Hamilton always looks fresh and ready, but he doesn’t feel that way all the time. In an interview with Mercedes, the Brit indicated that he has considered taking a break from Formula 1 several times. But, “I’m a workaholic, and then keep going,” he admitted.
“In the last five years, I thought it would be good for my mind and body to take a year off. But you cannot get out. It’s never a good idea for an athlete at his peak to leave and then return.”
The 35-year-old Briton next focused on improving his ‘weak spots’. “There are boring things like calf muscles. Glutes are also quite monotonous to train, but all are extremely important. In the gym you often train the big muscles, but not the smaller ones in between. So I’m trying to refine that now.”
Hamilton happy with ‘free break’
Hamilton calls advancing technology an important point. “You have to be on top with this car and the development. A sabbatical is simply not an option. But now we almost get a free break, and I appreciate that. I feel fresher and healthier than ever, although it is difficult for everyone to keep yourself sharp.”
“I hope we can learn from this experience. The sky is clearer, people value their families and relationships more.” He also hopes it will pass quickly, to get back to work. (Photo: Mercedes AMG F1)
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