Hamilton contemplated break from F1

Hamilton wants Break from F1

Lewis Hamilton admitted to the need of a break from the Formula 1. He is putting efforts to exploit the opportunity, “part sabbatical”, that Covid-19 has made available to him.

The British has been very consistent and committed to the sport. He never missed a single race since his entry to Formula 1 in 2007. Last year, after winning sixth world championship, he celebrated 250th grand prix in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Currently, Kimi Raikkonen leads the F1 with most Grand Prix’s on his list. He started 312 races, but he had been away from sports for two years in 2010 and 2011 season.

Hamilton contemplated a break from his career. But he revealed that it could have a negative impact on his performance.

“I’m a workaholic, and once you get into the rhythm you’re just moving, from one thing to the next, squeezing in training, and making sure that you find that balance.

“I’m generally a very quiet person,” he revealed in an interview with Mercedes, “And I do enjoy ‘me’ time, and I think it’s really important for us all to have that.

“Oh man, I love that challenge, and the year goes so quickly. It’s been nice not to be bothered too much, and to have a bit of that time. But I miss seeing my team, I miss seeing my friends, as everyone does.

“There have been times probably in the past five years or so that I thought to myself it will be good for my body and my mind to take a rest for a year.

“But you can’t step away. I don’t think for an athlete that’s in their prime that it’s ever a good thing to step away for a year, and then come back.

“Technology moves so fast, at such a rate, you need to stay on top of this car and the development – to take a sabbatical is just not on the cards.

“But we’ve been handed almost a part-sabbatical, which I’m enjoying, and I feel fresher and healthier than I’ve ever been, and the struggle for everyone is keeping your mind clear.

“I think some days you’re sluggish, and other days you’re positive, but for me the key as I said is to remain centred, find things that you enjoy doing that you perhaps didn’t have time to do in the past. The most important thing is not to waste this time.”

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