Hamilton says his “lonely journey” to F1 title has been “magnified” in 2020

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While at the top of the championship standings, Lewis Hamilton says the journey to the F1 title is especially “lonely” in 2020.

Formula 1 has implemented strict safety measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The measures require drivers to stay within their “bubble” at all times and not have any contact with the outside word during race weekends, but even beyond that.

The situation has left Hamilton, who is known for his rich social life and many interests outside of F1, very “lonely”.

“I think it’s definitely a challenge. Obviously everyone’s in the same boat,” said the Briton.

“Probably the journey of an F1 driver fighting for a championship, it can often feel like a lonely journey.

“That’s magnified this year, obviously with having to limit people who are in your bubble, and of course moving around.

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“What I used to do in the past was the travelling, was other things that I was finding positive. But getting to be around friends, getting to find the perfect balance this year, it’s much, much harder to implement those other things that help keep a balance.

“I don’t know, it’s hard to put the words together. But everyone’s doing it, I think. It’s a real challenge, and a real test mentally for me personally.

“I don’t know how it is for you guys, maybe you’re seeing your families and stuff, but I’m not. But as you can see, I’m focused and as driven as ever, and it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

“So I just keep my head down. I know that I’ll get to enjoy myself a little bit more at the end of the year when nothing’s particularly at risk, and I can hopefully be with family then,” concluded Hamilton.

Source: motorsport.com

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