Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. The Brit has seven world titles under his belt and even at the age of 36 he is still dying for a record eighth title. The Mercedes driver has had a rocky start to the 2022 F1 season, much of which has to do with the German giants’ failing to resolve many issues.
Despite being victims of porpoising issues, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made sure to limit the damage in the first three races of the season. Mercedes is second in the constructors’ standings despite only having two podiums.
Lewis Hamilton recently spoke about the strategy he uses to deal with pre-race nervousness. Formula 1 is a physically and mentally demanding sport where the margin of error is as small as possible. A lack of concentration can lead to serious accidents that can even be fatal. Almost all drivers have their own pre-race routine that helps them calm their nerves and focus on the task at hand.
Here’s how Lewis Hamilton calms his nerves before the race
In an interview with the Ritz Carlton, Lewis Hamilton revealed that he listens to soothing music just before a race. So when he gets in his car, the tracks keep playing in his head, which helps him relax a bit.
“When I get in the car, I usually have a track in my head because I’ve just been listening to music. There’s all those nerves you got and [music] really helps me keep that out‘ Hamilton said.
Lewis Hamilton has been tirelessly on the road for the past week. He flew to Kuala Lumpur after the Australian GP last week. After flying to London, he was on a flight to Brazil within just 24 hours. With next week’s Imola GP looming, the seven-time champion is looking to take a little breather. There are signs that Mercedes is improving, but they are still a few miles behind Ferrari and Red Bull.
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