Lewis Hamilton explains the method he uses to keeps his attention and focus during Mercedes’ team briefings.
The Brit was asked by journalists about an earlier report that he needs to take a small break from briefings every 20 minutes or so to keep his focus.
“It’s roughly something like that, yes,” said Hamilton.
“It’s not that I don’t pay attention. It’s just that my mind switches off and [his attention span] might be shorter.
“It’s different from time to time. But I think over the years you learn more about yourself and again, just how things work best for you and how to get the maximum out of your own performance.
“And as I started to notice when I was in these meetings, that I’m [always] trying to focus. But things were going over my head, so then I had to step away for a second and come back in.
“So, I don’t think there’s a set particular time, but it’s just acknowledging for a second that went over my head and I got to step back rather than just continuing to barrel through meetings.
“I noticed that I’ve had that since I was young, even when I was at school, and obviously I couldn’t step out of the class, so the class would just keep going on and I would have missed certain things.
“So that’s what’s also enabled me to continue to progress, because I take a break and then just keep building and I don’t miss a thing,” concluded Hamilton.