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Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton reveals deep HURT after Silverstone win

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton reveals deep HURT after Silverstone win

Lewis hamilton has admitted his sensational victory at Silverstone could be the final step in his healing process after he painfully missed out on an eighth Formula 1 world title in 2021.

It’s been almost three years Max Verstappen his grip tight first title in controversial circumstances in a dramatic final day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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With both drivers entering the race on equal points, it looked like an epic title battle would unfold under the floodlights.

With Hamilton holding a comfortable lead going into the closing stages, Williams Driver Nicholas Latifi crashed into the guardrail, prompting a safety car deployment.

Verstappen came in to fit new tyres and returned to the track with five laps behind the reigning champion.

Race control confirmed that the backmarkers were not allowed to overtake, but moments later race director Michael Masi drastically reversed his decision. When the race resumed for a final lap showdown, Verstappen easily passed his colleague and took the title.

Lewis Hamilton’s victory at Silverstone was his first since December 2021
Lewis Hamilton has described a healing process

Hamilton reveals: ‘It took a long time to heal’

Hamilton took victory again at the British GP last weekend, driving a stunning race to secure his first win since December 2021.

The 39-year-old has made no secret of the fact that he was struggling to come to terms with what had happened, having missed out on a record eighth championship. But during his post-race press conference at Silverstone, he said he hoped he could finally move on.

“I guess only time will tell,” he said after his final appearance at his home circuit with Mercedes be first next year to Ferrari“What I can say is that I’m not giving up.

“I feel like I’m making the right decisions in my life, in how I prepare and how I manage my time, the decision I made for next year for example, the commitment I still have to this team and the love I still have for this team and the love I still have for my job.

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“I absolutely love this job and there is nothing else that comes close. I am incredibly grateful to be among the 20 drivers in this great sport that is going through such an important time.

“Honestly, when I came back in 2022 I thought I was over it, but I know I’m not. It’s taken a long time to heal that feeling.

“That’s very normal for anyone who has that experience, and I just kept trying to work on myself and find that inner peace day by day.”

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