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Hamilton: "It would have been good for my body and for my mind to rest for a year"

The six-time world champion has commented that there have been times (in the last 5 years) that it would be good to take a break from Formula 1.

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Hamilton: "It would have been good for my body and for my mind to rest for a year"
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Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers that has ever existed in Formula 1.  The six-time world champion has dominated the hybrid era of F1, in other words, from 2014 to the last season, except 2016, which is the year that Nico Rosberg achieved his first and only World Championship. Lewis is planning to break a huge amount of records, as he is just 8 wins to break Schumacher’s record of 91 and only 1 world championship until he ties Michael’s record. Mercedes has managed 5 out of his 6 championships and the German team has been the strongest team in terms of the car and their drivers. So, if the British driver is at the top of the category, is there a possibility in which Lewis takes a break from F1? In a recent Mercedes video interview, the six-time world champion has admitted that there was a point in his career that he felt like taking a brake from F1 was a good idea.

“I’m generally a very quiet person and I do enjoy ‘my’ time. I think it is really important for us all to have that. 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. There have been times probably in the past five years or so that I thought to myself it would be good for my body and my mind to take a rest for a year.” Commented the British driver. If we take the 5 years, as he said, as the reference, we may deduce that the main point of his thought was when he lost the championship against his teammate Nico Rosberg.

“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 have been handed almost a part-sabbatical, which I’m enjoying, and I feel fresher and healthier than I’ve ever been. Having this time gives you more time to focus on areas of weakness.” Said Hamilton. Quarantine is being squeezed at its 100% by Lewis as we all know that he is a very healthy person in physical and spiritual terms.

“Getting accustomed to being in one spot, that’s taking some getting used to, but I really found that I’ve got my feet on the ground, I feel very centred, and excited about the next day. Every day I wake up, I’m excited about the sunrise, excited about the sunset, and then obviously what I get to do in the day, just training and trying to keep my mind as fresh and focussed as possible.” The six-time world champion commented.

Lewis is getting ready to get the season started after the pandemic that the world is going though is over. The driver market is starting, and speculations are also taking part of the F1 world. Will Lewis stay at Mercedes? Is he going to another team? We will know once the season takes place.

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