In a candid interview, Lewis Hamilton revealed the toll of Mercedes' F1 struggles and the aftermath of the Abu Dhabi 2021 controversy. The seven-time champ, amidst a competitive dry spell, admitted moments of self-doubt, saying, "I'm only human." Addressing his winless streak, Hamilton compared it to earlier challenging seasons, emphasizing the importance of the mental tools acquired at 38.
Reflecting on Abu Dhabi's fallout, Hamilton disclosed contemplating instant retirement during the emotional aftermath but wisely chose patience. "Emotions were high, it was a really, really difficult period of time, so I had to just wait until things calmed down, and that I was clear in my thought and I was able to then make the right decisions." he shared.