A sigh of relief for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton fans: #TeamLH44 can count on the statistically most successful driver in the history of the sport at the upcoming Formula 1 weekend (17-19 June) in Canada. Hamilton apparently made it known via Instagram a day after an exhausting Azerbaijan GP that was particularly painful for the 37-year-old’s back.
“Good morning world,” begins the short message from the Briton. “Yesterday was tough and I had a little trouble sleeping, but I was feeling positive today! I still have a little pain in my back, but thankfully it is nothing serious. I have had acupuncture and physio with Ang [Angela Cullen, Physiotherapeutin] And I’m already on the way for my team to work on improvements together. We have to keep fighting. There is no better time to unite than this and we will. I’ll be there this weekend, I won’t miss it for anything in the world.”
Back pain: Lewis Hamilton thinks of giving up in Baku
The Briton had previously complained about mid-race at the Azerbaijan GP. “My back is killing me,” Hamilton radioed Mercedes. In Baku in particular, the Silver Arrow suffered damage from extreme car jumps and even hitting the ground. Hamilton, with experimental parts and a different setup than teammate George Russell, suffered more.
This was already evident when he got out of the car after the race had ended. Hamilton exited the cockpit of his Mercedes only slowly and vigorously. “It was the hardest fight I’ve ever had with a car, I’m glad it’s over,” Hamilton said. He also thought of a task in the car. “But then I thought about all the people who rely on me to get those points,” Britt said.
Toto Wolff fears consequences for new Formula 1 cars
So Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff clearly feared Hamilton’s failure in Canada. “I haven’t seen or talked to him yet, but you can see that it’s not fleshy anymore, it’s already going into the spine. There could be consequences,” Wolff said. Because the next training session is five days after Baku, the Canadian GP is certainly in danger for Hamilton, according to the Viennese on Sunday.
Hamilton himself was already more confident. “I’ve always wanted to get back in the car. But I’ll do everything I can to avoid bouncing,” said the Mercedes driver. Hamilton has now made the final decision. In the meantime, the debate continues about the potential The serious health hazards of the new Formula 1 generation 2022.
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