WATCH: Lewis Hamilton Gets Candid and Talks About Loneliness and His Childhood Friends

Published 11/13/2021, 4:11 AM EST


Lewis Hamilton is one of the biggest personalities in Formula One, and always draws a big crowd wherever he goes. Hence, it is difficult for the seven-time world champion to find time for himself.

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However, the Knight doesn’t mind spending time with people as he appreciates them. But, at the time, he wants to spend some of his limited free time with himself as well.

Lewis Hamilton talks about having time for others and himself

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Being an inspiration for many, it is no surprise people want to meet the Mercedes driver, and Hamilton loves giving time to people who support him. He mentions the importance of giving out positive energy, and at the same time keeping some for himself.

In an exclusive interview with Mariana Becker, he said, “I always see the positive side of this, everyone is just so lovely, they just want to get a second with you, so you want to be able to give as much as your time. So you gotta give what you can, and then keep some of your energy for yourself”

Upon being asked if he felt lonely, Hamilton responded, “I think unfortunately with focus, loneliness can come from that also.”

He was also asked if he kept in touch with his childhood friends.

“Yeah so Jam, he’s been my best friend since I was ten, and we speak regularly and are still the closest of friends. But of course, it’s hard, it’s always been hard from the beginning for us cause on the weekends, all the kids would be out playing, I was racing. I really looked forward to the Christmas break.”

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Can Lewis bridge the gap to Verstappen in the title race?

At the recent Mexican Grand Prix, Hamilton was defeated once again by his arch-rival, Max Verstappen. As it stands, the Dutch driver has a 19-point lead over the Mercedes driver and hopes to extend it at the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

On the other hand, Hamilton will be hoping to have the edge over the Red Bull prodigy and claim victory at Interlagos. With Sunday’s race just around the corner, who do you think will come out on top? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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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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