In Brazil, Lewis Hamilton Says He Doubts Himself and Has Ups and Downs

F1 driver talks about mental health and admits suffering from emotional exhaustion

When he lost the 2021 F1 season title on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi GP, Lewis Hamilton had to retreat to reflect on his career. In addition to the frustration he carried for feeling wronged by the outcome of the Worlds, he was also emotionally worn out due to the dispute he had throughout the year with Max Verstappen.

São Paulo (SP), 13/04/2022 - HAMILTON/VTEX DAY/SP - Lewis Hamilton (Foto: Leandro Chemalle/TheNews2/Agência O Globo) - TheNews2

The seven-time world champion kept silent until the start of the current season when he explained that he was suffering emotionally. This Wednesday (13), in a lecture at the Vtex Day digital innovation and business event held in São Paulo, the Englishman spoke in front of around 8,000 people about the emotional challenges he has been facing. "Believe it or not, I have ups and downs, days when I think I'm not good enough or I've failed. But we have to stand up, believe that we are strong," said the Mercedes driver.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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