Lewis Hamilton fires ‘noodle legs’ warning

Lewis Hamilton usually shares images of his training on social media, most notably whilst running in a city.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that Formula 1 drivers should avoid doing leg workouts ahead of a Grand Prix weekend, with the Mercedes driver admitting that they’ll otherwise be competing with “noodle legs”.

Hamilton is known to have one of the most intense training schedules on the grid, with the 38-year-old often sharing snaps on social media of him either in the gym or out on a run.

One thing he doesn’t do, though, is train his legs a couple of days before driving his W14, something he’s shared the risks of.

“I wouldn’t want to do leg day two days before getting into the car, because then you are like, ‘I’ve got noodle legs!'” Hamilton told ESPN.

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Hamilton went on to explain how he trains twice every day, in an attempt to be in as good a shape as possible.

“Monday [after Baku race] was my day off but I didn’t really use it as a day off,” Hamilton added.

“I did a 12k run in morning, then zooms all afternoon, and then in the evening did another one hour 30 minutes in the gym and that was muscle building strength work.

“Today I was running 6.30am this morning, a 10k run, got back had a summit,” he added.

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“Then it was all core strength, glutes and hip flexors all that kind of working around the middle area. (The schedule) really depends on what you have got coming up.”

Hamilton will struggle to fit in his entire training schedule in the coming weeks given that the sport is about to embark on its first triple-header of the season, which kicks off next weekend in Imola.

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The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will likely be a weekend that the Mercedes driver is looking forward to, with the Silver Arrows set to introduce their new concept.

Hamilton will be hopeful for a much stronger weekend in Imola than he experienced in Miami, where he was eliminated in Q2 for the first time on American soil in his career.

He ultimately did well to finish sixth at the Miami International Autodrome despite having started 13th, with the veteran remaining fourth in the Drivers’ Championship as a result.