“It’s Been Really Hard”: Nicolas Hamilton Reveals Difficulty of Being Lewis’ Brother Despite Massive Support

Published 10/14/2023, 4:50 AM EDT

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Entering the highly competitive motorsport world is very hard. But so is being Lewis Hamilton‘s brother, as it comes with its own difficulties. Besides, the challenges of making a name in the sport become much greater. Lately, Nicolas Hamilton talked about the tough challenges he has encountered in starting his own career in motorsport. Moreover, he explained the great strength needed to succeed in this tough field while having the same last name as a Formula 1 star.

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In a recent talk with the Independent, Nicolas Hamilton revealed the tough emotions that come with being the family of a famous racing star. On one side, Lewis Hamilton’s amazing achievements have been a source of support for Nicolas. However, they’ve also presented significant challenges in his motorsport journey.

Navigating his own journey, while being Lewis Hamilton’s brother

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Things don’t come easy in life. To achieve greatness, several obstacles have to be overcome to achieve your dream. Just ask Nicolas Hamilton. He not only had to endure through a childhood affected by cerebral palsy. But he also had to go through the enduring obstacle of being linked to the ‘Hamilton’ name. The obstacle started when he just started racing and people would often compare him to the Mercedes driver.

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Nicolas Hamilton heartily confessed, ” Ever since I’ve started racing, it’s been hard because people compare me to Lewis and say I’m only there because he’s a multimillionaire. He’s still a massive reason why I’m as strong as I am and why I’m out of my wheelchair. I’m still his No 1 fan. Lewis and my dad [Anthony], he has been the anchor for the whole family.”

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This perfectly encapsulates the profound impact of support from Lewis Hamilton on his personal journey. However, amidst this unwavering support, Nicolas candidly acknowledges, But it’s been really hard being related to Lewis and trying to carve my own career in motorsport. This poignant revelation not only offers a glimpse into the emotional complexity. But also the pressure Nicolas has to grapple with. Attempting to establish his own identity within the relentless world of motorsport.

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Nicolas’ thoughts show the tough challenges of making his own way, especially when he’s related to Lewis Hamilton. What he says connects with the difficulties lots of people face when they’re trying to step out of their successful family members’ shadows. Additionally, he shows the complex feelings involved in striving for personal success, particularly in the highly competitive motorsport field. This was evidently more notable on his social media, where has been receiving unjustified criticism from people.

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Nicolas Hamilton’s journey proves how tough it is to make a name for yourself, especially when your brother is already famous. He’s not just fighting expectations, but also trying hard to be his own person. By showing off his own skills, he’s proving that he’s more than just his brother’s shadow. His determination to succeed despite his brother’s success shows how much effort it takes to stand out in racing.

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Nicolas Hamilton has always been determined to carve out his own place in motorsport, even with his brother Lewis Hamilton’s big legacy. His recent honest revelations show how tough it is to handle the pressure and expectations. Yet they also inspire those dealing with similar challenges. They highlight the strength needed to deal with the constant spotlight linked to a famous racing family.

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The story of the Hamilton family is a reminder that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. They not only have overcome many challenges to achieve their dreams but still continue to inspire others to do the same.

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Adhiraj Dhyani

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Adhiraj Dhyani is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He kick-started his online writing journey on Drivetribe, where he passionately covered F1 and automobile content. Following his automotive adventures, he explored the realm of eSports, specializing in the coverage of League of Legends.
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Akash Pandhare

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