‘You’re Not Alone’: Lewis Hamilton Sends a Powerful Message After ‘Incredibly Challenging’ 2020

Published 12/22/2020, 2:20 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wears a Black Lives Matter face mask after qualifying in third position Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili


Lewis Hamilton had a distinctive year this season. He won the championship and equaled Michael Schumacher’s record. Meanwhile, he also missed his first-ever race in his career because of Coronavirus.

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Hamilton conquered the season after a win at Imola Grand Prix. However, after the Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton was tested COVID-positive.

He was then isolated and had to miss the next race as George Russell replaced him for the weekend. He later came back for the season finale.

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After the season wrapped up, Hamilton won the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award. During his acceptance speech, he thanked the frontline workers and had a positive message to deliver this Christmas.

Earlier today, he also put up a post on Twitter delivering another message for everyone. He said, “Christmas is going to look a little different this year and for many, it’s going to be a different time.

“It’s already been an incredibly challenging year for us all but now more than ever, we need to share love, positivity and support with one another,” he further said.

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Lewis Hamilton speaks up for mental health

Lewis Hamilton appreciates and values family time. In fact, as a part of his new contract with Mercedes, he has pointed out that he’d like more family time next season. In his tweet, he also had a message for people asking them to take care of themselves.

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He tweeted, “Please remember to check-in on your friends and loved ones during this period, and if you’re feeling lonely or find yourself struggling with your own mental health, please do not say silent.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action after the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

He further added, “Below I’ve posted some great organisations who are here to help. Just pick up the phone and talk to them. You are not alone.” He also put out some helplines to reach out to. “Sending you all love and strength!” he concluded.

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Hamilton is in the midst of negotiations with Mercedes to whip up a new contract. It is expected that the official announcement will come soon and he will join Mercedes next year. Needless to say, Hamilton will go in for the 8th championship come 2021.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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