Lewis Hamilton had difficult moments after the famous race in Abu Dhabi two years ago, when he lost the title in the last moments. The Briton was thinking about many things, and retirement was one of the options. However, Hamilton knew that decisions should not be made based on emotions.
"For sure, yeah," Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net! "There was so much going through my mind during that period in time. But I think one of the worst things you can do is make decisions based on emotions, because when you are emotional and in the heat of that moment, more often than not, you're not going to make the best decisions.
Emotions were high, it was a really, really difficult period of time, so I had to just wait until things calmed down, and that I was clear in my thought and I was able to then make the right decisions." He realized that the best option was to spend as much time as possible with his family.
This was great for him as it helped recharge his batteries for the next set of goals.
"I was around my niece and nephew and was in a beautiful place, in Hawaii, with my family, and at a point where I felt really content and felt I just wanted to get up again and keep going,” he continued.
Lewis Hamilton on his winless record
Two years after that, Lewis Hamilton did not win. However, he does not want to put too much emphasis on it, given that he had difficult periods earlier in his career. It is clear that Hamilton has been trying to be optimistic for months.
There remains hope that the next season can be better for him. "I think that's a misconception,” Hamilton said. "When I was younger, I had bad years when I was a kid. In 2009, the car was horrendous. We did have a win through the year because we had a second upgrade in the season.
Then 2010-11, also not great years. One on my side from a personal [point of view] the other more often than not the car was not spectacular. So, it's maybe the biggest drought in terms of success, but if you take away those wins, it's been similar to those seasons”.