‘Struggling’ Lewis Hamilton: It’s a constant effort to keep going!

Last season, Hamilton was cruelly denied a historic eighth world title in Formula One in dramatic and controversial scenes that saw Max Verstappen overtake him on the final lap of the final race.

The duo had gone into that race level on points, and Hamilton subsequently looked to be cruising to victory before a safety-car controversy and polarising decision from former race director Michael Masi went in favour of Red Bull and Verstappen.

At the start of a new season, which has already seen two races take place over back-to-back weekends recently, Mercedes have openly admitted there are serious issues with their car and they look miles away from being able to compete for any titles in 2022.

“I have struggled mentally and emotionally for a long time, to keep going is a constant effort but we have to keep fighting. We have so much to do and to achieve.

“I am writing to tell you it is OK to to feel the way you do, just know that you are not alone and that we are going to get through this.

“A friend reminded me today, you are so powerful and you can do anything you put your mind to. We can do anything we put our mind to.

“Let’s remember to live in gratitude for another day to rise. Sending you love and light.”

The post comes after Hamilton admitted that “I just want to go home” following the Saudi Arabian GP last weekend, with many believing the street circuit was too dangerous, while the English superstar was thought to be one of those strongly in favour of cancelling the race after a missile attack on an oil depot just 10 miles from the circuit.

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 45
2 Carlos Sainz ESP FERRARI 33
3 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING RBPT 25
4 George Russell GBR MERCEDES 22
5 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 16
6 Esteban Ocon FRA ALPINE RENAULT 14
7 Sergio Perez MEX RED BULL RACING RBPT 12
8 Kevin Magnussen DEN HAAS FERRARI 12
9 Valtteri Bottas FIN ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 8
10 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN MERCEDES 6
11 Yuki Tsunoda JPN ALPHATAURI RBPT 4
12 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI RBPT 4
13 Fernando Alonso ESP ALPINE RENAULT 2
14 Zhou Guanyu CHN ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1
15 Mick Schumacher GER HAAS FERRARI 0
16 Lance Stroll CAN ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 0
17 Nico Hulkenberg GER ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 0
18 Alexander Albon THA WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
19 Daniel Ricciardo AUS MCLAREN MERCEDES 0
20 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0

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POS TEAM PTS
1 FERRARI 78
2 MERCEDES 38
3 RED BULL RACING RBPT 37
4 ALPINE RENAULT 16
5 HAAS FERRARI 12
6 ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 9
7 ALPHATAURI RBPT 8
8 MCLAREN MERCEDES 6
9 ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 0
10 WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0

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