Lewis Hamilton Reveals the Importance of Off-Field Activities Amidst Stressful F1 Title Fight

Published 10/08/2021, 4:02 AM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


Formula 1 can be quite a tedious journey, especially for a driver who’s competing for world championship titles. In this case, Lewis Hamilton. The Briton may have enjoyed a free ride over the past few years, evading rivalries with a dominant Mercedes in hand.

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However, this season, Max Verstappen’s entry into the frame has changed everything. And the fact that Hamilton is not able to catch a break can leave the Briton quite exhausted, especially considering he is on the edge of his decade-long career. So, how is he coping with all of this immense pressure?

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sedat Suna

Well, Hamilton revealed that his recent off-field activities, including his featuring at the 2021 Met Gala have kept his stress level under check.

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Hence, rather than pondering on his intensifying rivalry with the Dutchman, he has chosen to keep himself distracted during non-racing weekends.

I find it really very easy,” he said according to Formula Passion. “Since these activities allow me to let off steam in different ways.

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The 7-time world champion opined that his priority is to always feel renewed whenever he hits the track for a race weekend. “The most important thing is to be able to get back on track fresh, renewed, positive, and without worries. I believe I am capable of doing all of this, and I love my job,” Hamilton said.

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I try to tackle one weekend at a time, as well as the races, always trying to improve myself. I spend most of my time talking to the team about how to perfect us and having done this for a long time, I have also found my own style.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

Hamilton has arrived at what is the most crucial phase of the season. With 7 more races to go, the Briton will be hoping to pull off a grandstand finish. But, that’s hardly possible, especially amidst the presence of Verstappen. The Dutchman isn’t going to give up easily either.

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Hence, there is no denying that the fans are in for a nail-biting end to this season. But, the only question that is persistent in everyone’s head is, who is scalping that title? Well, only time will tell.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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