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Lewis Hamilton opens up about body insecurities and mental health: ‘There are days I hate my body’

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Lewis Hamilton has shared a candid post on body image with his followers, admitting that he still struggles with how he feels about himself.

 

 

The racing driver, 36, shared a video of himself wearing just a pair of shorts in the mirror as he revealed the issues he sometimes feels with his own body.

He told his followers: ‘I’ve always been that skinny dude. Partly because of my job but mostly due to misguidance on diet, training, lack of certain workouts and bad sleep.

‘Training is a struggle for me, it always has been. There are days when I just don’t have the motivation, days I hate my body, days where I feel fat or too skinny.

‘My weight fluctuates a lot, up and down 2-3kg weekly depending on sleep, water and training. Remaining consistent is key but most important of all is eating right. This is also not easy as I’m sure you know but we have to keep trying.’

Lewis added that the endorphins help him to start his day right and help his mental health after a workout, explaining: ‘This is me after a good session this morning.

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‘Remember, working out releases endorphins that kick start your day positively so if you’re anything like me and struggle with mental health, training is a huge player in helping keep you on a positive. Go have an awesome week!’

Lewis had also spoken out about the effects of coronavirus after testing positive at the end of the year, admitting he had never felt ‘so blown’ as he did after catching the virus.

He told ESPN in December: ‘My body’s not feeling pretty good, but I look on the bright side, I made it through.

‘I didn’t think any time last week that I’d be here [in Abu Dhabi, racing], so I’m just really, really grateful for my health and to be alive.’

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Christian Horner shows details conversation with Lewis Hamilton’s dad after Toto Wolff snub

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Christian Horner has provided a glimpse into the aftermath of the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix finale and revealed that he had a chat with Lewis Hamilton and his father.

 

 

The Red Bull team principle failed to find his Mercedes counterpart, though and has taken a subtle dig at Toto Wolff.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a highly-contested Grand Prix to win his first-ever world championship.

Hamilton had led for most of the race but the FIA made the contentious decision to take the championship battle into a one-lap shootout following the deployment of a safety car.

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On softer tyres, Verstappen raced beyond his rival and lifted the first Formula One title of his career.

Horner was shown on Sky Sports’ broadcast trying to find Mercedes team principal Wolff in the aftermath but was unsuccessful in his pursuit of the Austrian, who was left furious by the outcome.

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STRONG MESSAGE ON HAMILTON’S FUTURE, LEWIS SHOCKED BY FAN COMMENTS

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A strong message on Lewis Hamilton’s future was made by a former F1 driver and fan of Lewis – With Lewis Hamilton’s future still under discussion by many, David Coulthard has given his opinion on the matter.

 

 

Lewis Hamilton’s defeat to Max Verstappen for the world championship Formula 1 title has cast a huge shadow over the British drivers’ future. While the Mercedes driver has disappeared from the radar with zero interviews and no social media activity, there are many rumours that the seven-time world champion may retire.

If no official answer has been given for the moment on the future of Lewis Hamilton, everyone has their opinion. An interview with the Telegraph, it is David Coulthard who is the latest to have given their opinion on this issue.
“I don’t think Abu Dhabi is going to change anything.”
“The big decision was when he signed the new two-year contract. I don’t think Abu Dhabi will change anything.” confirms Couthard,

“Of course he would have liked to win. But I think it was less of a shock for him than for Toto Wolff, the rest of the team or his fans,” he said of Lewis Hamilton’s future, which he expects to see again at the start of the 2022 season.
Hamilton is yet to commit to the 2022 season as he awaits the findings of the FIA investigation. TJ13 investigated who is the most likely candidate to replace him should he retire from F1.

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes he is ‘disillusioned’ with the sport, while McLaren CEO Zak Brown admitted he would not be surprised if the British driver opted to retire.

Coulthard believes the seven-time world champion is less bothered by the events that unfolded than people think.

“I think he will be bored with everyone saying to him, ‘You were robbed, Lewis!’ or ‘You’re the people’s champion, Lewis!’,” Coulthard told The Telegraph.
Perhaps even, Lewis would be shocked by some of the Ham-centric shocking and abusive comments against other F1 fans seen on this website over the last month or so?

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Hamilton milestone celebrated as Masi declared “right” with Abu Dhabi decisions – GPFans F1 Recap

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January 24, 2013. It is nine years since Lewis Hamilton officially joined Mercedes as an F1 driver, ending a six-season relationship with boyhood heroes McLaren.

 

 

Hamilton was signed as the replacement for Michael Schumacher who had chosen to retire from F1 for a second time after the hopes of adding to his seven titles failed to materialise across his three years with the team born from Brawn GP.
Over those nine years with Mercedes, Hamilton has gone on to match Schumacher’s record haul of seven championships, missing out on an outright eighth last season in the most controversial of circumstances.

Other records, though, have tumbled as Mercedes has dominated the turbo-hybrid era, allowing the Briton to surpass Schumacher’s race wins haul of 91 that few felt would be beaten.

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Hamilton now has 103 wins to his name, that figure matched by pole positions.

The key question now is will he return to improve on those figures and attempt again to claim the eighth title?

As he continues to remain silent following the events that unfolded in last season’s finale in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes has at least paid homage to a driver who started his own dynasty nine years ago.

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