Lewis Hamilton considered retiring from F1 during coronavirus lockdown

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British Formula 1 racer and six time champion Lewis Hamilton was so much effected by the curring ongoing lockdown due to global pandemic of Coronavirus that he considered retiring from the Formula 1 racing.

The 35-year-old has revealed that he has struggled to motivate himself while awaiting confirmation on when the 2020 season may begin.

Hamilton said this in a video made by Mercedes earlier this week.

“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?”,he said.

“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?”.

Speaking during Mental Health Awareness Week, Hamilton added: “Mentally it’s really about ultimately feeling good about yourself. It’s about finding a way to make sure you love yourself. You have to really be able to love yourself and be comfortable on your own.

“I’ve been really spending time trying to take time for me, making sure that I appreciate me, acknowledging things that you do well, acknowledging when you do well, acknowledging also when you fail and you don’t do it so great. It’s OK. And not being so hard on yourself, all these different things.”

Hamilton, who is in the final year of his Mercedes contract, had the opportunity this year to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 titles.

And the 35-year-old said he was hoping to use the lockdown to get better.

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