‘I’m going to come back stronger,’ says Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes offers a health update following the summer break.
Lewis Hamilton has recovered from his dizzy moment on the podium in Hungary, according to Mercedes.
After suffering from dizziness and exhaustion following the Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes predicts that Lewis Hamilton will “come back stronger.” Despite being relegated to the back of the grid at the start of the race due to a deliberate decision, Hamilton came back to finish third in Budapest.
Hamilton, who is suspected of having used Covid, appeared physically fatigued on the podium as he accepted his third-place trophy, which was upgraded to second after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified.
Mercedes technical director Mike Elliot, on the other hand, has provided an update on the condition of the seven-time world champion, stating that he has “recovered since.”
“I think you saw him struggling on the podium,” he continued. “I saw him about an hour later and he looked a lot better, and I’m sure he’s healed since then.
“I believe it is really difficult to comprehend the milieu in which the drivers operate if you have never been near these vehicles.
“The air passing by the car is actually closer to the ground temperature than it is to the air temperature, because the car is so close to the ground. So, I’m guessing it was in the 40s or 50s during that race, it was humid, the drivers were sitting in an environment with electrical boxes all around them, hydraulics with power steering, a hot climate, and it was a challenging race.
“On the two-stop, Lewis was really pushing it, and some of the overtakes he did were really spectacular. In that really hot climate, that saps a lot of your energy.
“The ordinary individual, like you and me, wouldn’t last five minutes, let alone an entire race in there. So it’s not surprise that Lewis felt exhausted at the end of it, but I believe he also wonders whether that’s part of the sense of having taken Covid, as he told the reporters. So, perhaps, he will recover quickly.
“He’ll take a rest now that the shutdown is over, and I’m confident he’ll be ready for the second half of the season.”
After then, Hamilton was able to reclaim the championship lead by eight points. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”