Seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton was recently voted the BBC’s 2020 Sports Personality of the Year, after another successful campaign with Mercedes.
However, this season wasn’t without its challenges, with Hamilton contracting COVID-19 late in the season and subsequently being forced to miss the second grand prix in Bahrain.
Over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton revealed that he lost four kilograms as he battled COVID-19:
“I’ve lost 6kg over the past two months – four of which when I got COVID.
“I’ve lost so much muscle. I’m starting from a low point in strength now, not fun but I’m determined to get my strength back and to be 100% again. No pain, no gain,” he added.
Last week, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said he is confident that Hamilton will still be driving for the Silver Arrows next season, saying the Brit will sign a new deal “sooner or later.”
“From my point of view, we had such a successful run at Championships in the past seven years, that there is no reason not to continue,” Wolff said.
“He [Hamilton] is on the top of his game and he will be for a while. And that’s why continuing together is a no-brainer.
“If you refer to why haven’t we got a signed contract? The reason is simple. We always prioritised getting this Championship done, and not being distracted by sometimes difficult discussions, as is the nature of negotiation. But then COVID struck.
“So it has delayed us a little bit, but we are not worried in eventually getting it done,” the Austrian added.