|Lewis Hamilton – nothing else to prove|
Lewis Hamilton has admitted to questioning his future in Formula One during the lockdown. After he breaks Michael Schumacher's F1 win record this year what else is left for him to accomplish. Will he retire? Based on what he says in the video below, we think not.
The six-time world champion said he had days when he struggled for motivation as he has waited to discover when the 2020 season may get under way amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a Mercedes video filmed earlier this week, Hamilton said: 'I have days when I wake up and feel groggy, I don't feel motivated to work out. I feel, 'Jeez, where are we going? What's next? Should I continue racing?'
'I think all these different things, and then I'm like 'Damn it!', and the next hour, or whatever, it passes, and I'm like 'Damn! I love what I do! Why would I ever consider not continuing?'
Speaking during Mental Health Awareness Week, Hamilton added: 'Mentally it's really about ultimately feeling good about yourself. It's about finding a way to make sure you love yourself. You have to really be able to love yourself and be comfortable on your own.
'I've been really spending time trying to take time for me, making sure that I appreciate me, acknowledging things that you do well, acknowledging when you do well, acknowledging also when you fail and you don't do it so great. It's okay. And not being so hard on yourself, all these different things.'
Hamilton, who is in the final year of his Mercedes contract, has the opportunity this year to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven F1 titles.