Lewis Hamilton is gearing for the British GP in a bid to regain his top spot in the driver’s standings, one that he painfully lost during the Austrian GP due to a power loss issue.
In F1’s ‘Beyond the Grid’ podcast, Hamilton revealed how he is a spiritual man and loves going to the church with his friends.
He went onto say that, while anything could happen in the F1 world, he had god’s hand over him and thus was positive about the future.
“Anything can happen any day, but I feel God has his hand over me,’ Hamilton said.
“Every morning I have breakfast and before I eat, I pray. Every time I eat, actually, I pray. So, whether it’s a couple of seconds, a minute or whatever you are praying for, take that moment.
“I go with a couple of my close friends [to church]. We meet, we go for breakfast and then we go to church together.
“We leave most often feeling enlightened and empowered. Sometimes you leave, and you are like ‘I didn’t get that today’, but most of the time you leave and you are like ‘wow, I know where I am going’.”
He then went onto say how F1 had given him a purpose in life and how it gave him immense satisfaction when he recovered from a crushing defeat to come out on top in the next grand prix.
“Formula One has given me a life, and given me a purpose, which is pretty special, but F1 has also broken me,” Hamilton said.
“It’s broken me and built me.
“When you go through it, you put so much into it, it breaks your heart and kills you when you fail, and when you stumble. Everyone’s watching when you stumble.
“But when you get back up and when you succeed it lifts you up. You fall and you break a bone, you heal and you keep going.
“It’s the passion for what you do and the will to succeed. It’s just something that’s hard to express but everyone has it in some shape or form.” he added.
Note: The ‘Senna like’ phrase is used as Senna, a catholic was very much religiously immersed and used to come up with such statements whilst on tour.