The French GP this weekend will kick off a series of 3 consecutive F1 weekends, something that will go a long way in determining who ends at the top of the driver’s and constructor’s championship table.
Lewis Hamilton will have to bring his A-game to the table especially considering that Mercedes might once again miss out on their engine upgrade.
But that won’t be the only distraction for Hamilton this weekend, as the FIFA World Cup will also keep his mind occupied this sunday.
England will be in action against Panama in their 2nd group game of the World Cup and Hamilton has admitted that he would be busy watching that just before the French GP.
The game could serve as a distraction for Hamilton, who of course is one of the many pained England fans who have been deeply affected by their team’s no show in world tournaments.
“It’s going to be a little harder to focus on the race because we will be watching,” said Hamilton.
“The game will be on in TV here and l am sure my guys will try to keep an eye on both things at the same time – as will I.
“Naturally, every time this championship comes around you hope for something special to happen for England. In my lifetime it’s not been great for us. But we have a good team and England deserve at some time to win the World Cup [again].
“And it’s exciting to watch. Every time l was driving around at home last week the games were on everywhere.” he added.