Lewis Hamilton at the race in Hungary
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Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton reported health problems after the Hungarian Grand Prix and linked it to his corona infection.
“I've been struggling to stay healthy since the end of last year.
It's still a struggle, ”said the 36-year-old in Budapest.
The Mercedes driver, who finished third behind Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine) and Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) in the spectacular race on the Hungaroring, was initially absent from the press conference after the race due to a doctor's visit, but then spoke about life after his infection. “I haven't spoken to anyone about it yet, but I believe the effects are still being felt. I remember the symptoms when I was sick. Since then, the training has been different, «says the Briton.
At the award ceremony he had "a real dizzy spell on the podium".
Everything was “a little blurry,” said Hamilton: “Who knows what it was today?
Maybe the hydration, but I've never had an experience like this.
I've had something like this at Silverstone, but this time it was much worse. "
Hamilton had missed the penultimate race of the season in Bahrain last December after a positive Corona test, at which point he was certain for the seventh time in his career as Formula 1 world champion.
"The level of tiredness is different, it's a challenge," says Hamilton.
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