Lewis Hamilton Reveals the Secret to a ‘Positive Mindset’ During the Summer Break

Published 08/23/2021, 10:06 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates on the podium after the race REUTERS/Florion Goga


Most F1 drivers use the summer break to relax, work out and come back stronger for the second half of the season. The Knight dives deep and explains how working out helped to keep a positive mindset during the break.

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The next agenda on the mind of Lewis Hamilton is the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, he will be hoping his hard work at the gym will pay off once the lights go out on Sunday, and will aim to grab another win for Mercedes this season

Lewis Hamilton explains how working out helped him to be positive

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Drivers always need to have a positive mindset when they are preparing for a race. The 7-times world champion is no different and has given credit to his workout routine to help him maintain a positive mindset during the summer break.

He said, “Training helps you know whether  it’s going out for a run, whether it’s going out for a long walk. Whether it’s you know anything that kind of get your heart elevated and get those positive endorphins released.”

“I generally just try to make sure I get my workouts done in the mornings because you feel that through the rest of the day, and it kind of fuels you through the rest of the day. So, I would encourage anybody out there, just to add it in, even if it’s getting out of bed, and just punching out fifty press-ups or something or twenty press-ups. Whatever it may be.”

“Just get the bloods going. In my mornings I’m always saying something positive like in the, when I brushing my teeth, I’m like, “I’m going to have a good day,” Hamilton concluded.

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Can Hamilton’s positivity see him grab a win at Spa?

With the summer break now over, Hamilton will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing defeat at Hungary. Last season at Spa, Hamilton took victory from pole position and will be looking to do the same this time around as well.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action REUTERS/Florion Goga

However, he is well aware of the obstacles that he will have to overcome this weekend to grab a win for the Silver Arrows. The 7-times world champion is hoping that his workout regime during the break will give a win at the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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