Lewis Hamilton on pre-race rituals, experience and techniques



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Lewis Hamilton on pre-race rituals, experience and techniques

Lewis Hamilton did not start the season well and is far from his goal. He seems to have been affected by last year's trauma, but their car can't match other teams either. Hamilton still believes in his body and his skills.

“Naturally, your body does age, you do fatigue as you get older, it is a slower recovery. But I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m too down in the slope; I still feel like I relatively at the top!”- Hamilton said, as quoted by sportslumo.

Lewis Hamilton believes he has made even more progress and is ready for big goals. Of course, experience also plays a big role. “I feel I am more efficient in how I train,” said Hamilton. “I’m much more in tune with my body in terms of knowing when I can push and when I can’t push, when I am recovered and when I am not, how I am feeding my body in terms of fuelling it.

I am way more into that than ever before, sleep, all these sorts of things. “I’ve got all the experience over the years; I’ve got the great rapport of my team. We’ve been together 10 years so I think we probably have the strongest partnership I would say”.

Lewis Hamilton on his pre-race technique

Lewis Hamilton also revealed his pre-race technique, the way he calms his thoughts, the way he directs his focus to the race, and many young drivers should look at the legendary Lewis.

Music is what calms him the most and gives him strength before important races. “I’ve just personally found – it’s not the same for everyone, but for me it’s just about being as calm as I can be,” said Hamilton.

“It’s calming the nerves, calming your thoughts, slowing it all down so that you can execute smoothly and efficiently. “I don’t need to be doing sprints before I go out. I’ve tried all that stuff and it didn’t work for me.

It just made me hot-headed, and I overacted to certain things that I was experiencing. “Just before the race I’ve usually got some music in my mind that I’ve been listening too. I kind of switch off. I’ve being doing this for such a long time, I don’t need to overthink what I’m going to do.

I’ve done all the studying and the preparation for it, now I will go and do what I do, what I’ve done my whole life, just go and have fun”.