He also said he was struggling during the pandemic, the bubble system adopted amid the hard-to-manage sport restart.
“So I am grateful to those closest to me for helping me keep a balance, even if only by [sic] text, phone or FaceTime.
“I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s never a bad thing to ask for help if you need it, or to tell someone how you feel. Showing your vulnerable side doesn’t make you weak, on the contrary, I like Think of it as a chance to get stronger. “
The Mercedes driver has won five of the seven races since returning from the sport with a schedule postponed after the lockdown and is currently at Monza for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
Asked about his comments on loneliness and sanity, Hamilton said he was just trying to tell his fans the truth.
“I think that as competitors it’s not the first thing you think of doing, being open and speaking out,” he told reporters in a video press conference.
“But I think it’s really important, more important than what’s going on here.”
Hamilton is only two wins away from equaling the record 91 career wins of hero Michael Schumacher.