Hamilton feels great through Corona crisis: “Miss racing every day” | Right away

Lewis Hamilton is struggling to believe that the Formula One season hasn’t started yet. The first ten races of 2020 were cancelled or postponed due to the Corona crisis.

“It’s the first time I haven’t started a season since I was eight years old,” Hamilton writes. Instagram“I miss races every day. When you do something in your life that you love and it’s suddenly gone, it leaves a great void.”

The Formula One season was due to start at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, March 15, but the opening race in Melbourne was cancelled at the last minute. Afterwards, the Grandprix drew a line in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Monaco, Azerbaijan, Canada and France.

The next race on the calendar is Sunday, July 5 in Austria and the Formula One bosses hope that the season can still start. Chairman Chase Carey is aiming for 15 to 18 races this season.

Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix last year. (Photo: Pro Shots)

“We all need to change our lifestyle”

Hamilton is very upset that the season has not yet begun, but he also sees the Corona crisis from a positive side. The six-time world champion, who has spoken out more about social problems and the environment in the media, hopes that people will learn something from this time.

“We see clear skies all over the world and fewer animals are slaughtered for our pleasure simply because everyone stays at home and people have less high standards. Let’s not fall back into old habits, but let’s definitely change our lifestyle,” Hamilton says.

Should the Formula One season begin, the 35-year-old Briton will be on the hunt for the seventh world title of his career. In 2008 he was world champion for the first time and in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 he was named the best Formula One driver in the world.

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