Hamilton had wanted to quit F1 race because of Covid-19

Due to the worldwide effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, the F1 2020 season will probably start in Europe in July 2020 and run until January 2021. Hamilton racer felt no motivation to continue training for the upcoming F1 season.

COVID-19 pandemic influenced the organization of the F1 tournament

Racer Lewis Hamilton said the time he had to socialize because of the epidemic caused him to lose his motivation to compete.

“There are days when I wake up and feel sluggish. I have no motivation to practice for the F1 tournament. I wonder: Where are we going? What will happen next? Should I continue racing?” , Hamilton said on May 25 questions that arose with him during the break due to Covid-19.

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The F1 Australian Grand Prix has been delayed due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic
The F1 Australian Grand Prix has been delayed due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic

F1’s 2020 season has not yet begun due to a pandemic. Although the 2020 season began on March 15 in Australia, the F1 race was delayed just a few hours before the first training session after a member of the McLaren team tested positive for COVID-19.

In the following weeks, the Monaco Grand Prix was canceled, while races in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, the Netherlands, Spain, and Vietnam were also postponed indefinitely. According to F1 CEO Ross Brawn, the 2020 season will probably start in Europe in July 2020 and last until January 2021. This is inevitable because there are 19 races throughout the season.

Mr. Ross Brawn added that the F1 tournament has at least 8 races that are needed for a world championship under the FIA ​​Rules. If something worse happens and the sport cannot start until October 2020, then eight races can still be organized. To date,  in the F1 tournament has 10 races have been affected, including three French and Monaco

Hamilton didn’t feel like training because of the COVID-19

Hamilton admitted he was depressed because of Covid-19
Hamilton admitted he was depressed because of Covid-19

When Hamilton has an interview on the press: “I thought about those things, then thought to myself, ‘Damn!’, Then an hour, or a moment later, it passed. Then I thought: ‘Damn! I love my current job. thinking about stopping?” Hamilton said in a video posted by Mercedes.

Speaking at the Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, the six-time world champion continued, Hamilton shares: “The spirit, after all, is to feel good about yourself. The problem lies in finding figure out how to make yourself love yourself. You have to find a way to love yourself and be comfortable with yourself.”

“I used to spend time with myself, to make sure to love myself. I try to understand what I do well, when I do well and also think about failures. And I think I don’t want to make myself to be hard more than.” Hamilton continued.

Hamilton was eager to return to play, as he was having a chance to equalize Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 championships. The British driver is in his final year of contract with Mercedes and hopes that the time of the blockade due to the disease will make himself better.

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“If we don’t improve and develop during that time, what do we do? If we sit and play, nothing will be given to us. We have to keep fighting for what we want and have to long for.” thirstier than my opponent. “I’m in good shape, but I can always be in better shape” Hamilton said.