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F1: Lewis Hamilton ‘struggling mentally’ to keep going

Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton has raised some concerns about his mental health after he posted a worrying message on social media. The Briton has had a difficult start to the 2022 season, with his team proving to be a lot less competitive than they had been in previous years.

The 37-year-old also endured a difficult 2021 season where he had an intense battle with Red Bull racing driver Max Verstapppen. The Dutchman eventually won the championship by overtaking Hamilton in the final lap of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton’s loss came after a controversial call by race director Michael Masi, which the Briton believed to be a manipulation of the result to suit his opponent.

Hamilton disappeared from the public eye throughout the break, and has now admitted that he needs to put in a “constant effort to keep going.” He took to Instagram on Thursday to share that he had “been suffering for a long time.”

He wrote, “It has been such a tough year already with everything that is happening around us. Hard some days to stay positive. 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.”