‘Some days I feel like stopping’: Lewis Hamilton admits he often considers stepping away from Formula 1 – but reassures fans he’s ‘on a mission’ as he puts down retirement talk in a motivational message during a beach run
- Hamilton gave a motivational message to his Instagram followers
- The Mercedes star has struggled to compete in Formula 1 this season and last season
- But the 38-year-old insists he is “on a mission” to succeed in moving up the post
Lewis Hamilton admitted he “feels like it stops some days” but urged fans to keep pressing for success in sending fans an uplifting message during a beach run.
The seven-time world champion struggled to compete with Max Verstappen last season and his problems seem to have carried over into this campaign, despite having dominated the sport for a large part of his career.
This has left his future with Mercedes in doubt, with boss Toto Wolff expressing doubts about the 2023 car and Hamilton’s future.
However, while his future at Mercedes is now up in the air, Hamilton has reassured fans that he plans to keep fighting and that they should too.
The Formula One legend shared a video on his Instagram page – which can be viewed by his 32 million followers – of him running topless on the beach, as he wished everyone to ‘have a good week’ ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton delivers a motivational message to his 32 million Instagram followers
Hamilton has admitted feeling down a few days in the position after struggling in F1
He adds in the caption, “Some days I feel like stopping. When I start to feel that way, I dig deep and remember I’m on a mission.”
Whether you realize it or not, you’re on a mission, too. We are all chasing something.
A dream or goal makes us better people, makes our lives more fulfilling, and makes us proud of ourselves.
Some days it will feel impossible to get there, but it is not. We can get it. We’ll get it.
I know you are with me, I feel loved and supported and I know I am sending it to you tenfold. We got this.’
Hamilton finished fifth at the Saudi Grand Prix earlier this month and was 31 seconds behind race winner Sergio Perez at Red Bull.
He also finished fifth in the season-opening race in Bahrain, well behind rival Verstappen.
Hamilton has struggled this year and there have been many problems with his Mercedes