Lack of racing this season has left Lewis Hamilton feeling ‘big void’

Lack of racing this season has left Lewis Hamilton feeling ‘big void’

The French Grand Prix – originally scheduled for late June – became the 10th race in the 2020 season to be affected by Covid-19, after organizers confirmed that it would not go ahead.
“I miss running every day. It’s the first time in my 8 years that I haven’t started a season,” said the 35-year-old. said on social media.

“When you live and breathe something you love when it is gone, there is definitely a big void. But there are always good things to be learned from these moments.”

Lack of racing this season has left Lewis Hamilton feeling
Lack of racing this season has left Lewis Hamilton feeling
F1 CEO Chase Carey said in a statement on Monday that the racing series aims to have its first race in Austria on the weekend of July 3-5, in the absence of fans.

“We expect the first few races to be fanless, but we hope that fans will be part of our events as we move up the calendar,” he said. “We still have many issues to resolve, such as the procedures for teams and our other partners to enter and operate in each country.”

In the press release, Carey described the plans that are being developed to have a truncated 2020 season, with races in Europe, before heading to Asia, then the Americas and finally the Middle East.

Lack of racing this season has left Lewis Hamilton feeling

Silver linings

Hamilton is a strong advocate of veganism and becoming a more environmentally friendly world.

In October 2019, he called the world a “mess” and wrote that he wanted to “give up on everything” before encouraging everyone to become vegan.

With this time away from distractions, the British driver hopes that the world can resume a normal life with “a better knowledge of our world, by changing our choices and our personal habits”.

“Right now, we all have time in the world to reflect on life, our decisions, our goals, the people we have around us, our careers,” he said.

Lack of racing this season has left Lewis Hamilton feeling

“Today we see a clearer sky all over the world, fewer animals slaughtered for our pleasure simply because our demands are much lower and everyone stays there.”

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“Let’s not go back in the same way as we went through this difficult period, let’s get out with a better knowledge of our world, by changing our choices and our personal habits.

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“Let’s get out of this as a new us, a new invigorated, fitter, healthier and more concentrated but above all, kinder, more generous and kind and concerned about our world and the people who live in it.”

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