Lewis Hamilton: Rituals before the race

"I don’t need to overthink what I’m going to do"

by Sead Dedovic
Lewis Hamilton: Rituals before the race

Lewis Hamilton did not expect such an outcome of the season, but much is still to come. However, he still believes in himself. “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.

He feels ready more than ever. “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: His rituals

It is interesting how Lewis Hamilton is preparing before the race. “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”.

Lewis Hamilton