Lando Norris talks about how Lewis Hamilton consoled him after the Sochi Winter Olympics and his mental health issues.
Lando Norris has spoken up about his troubles and how Lewis Hamilton aided him when he was at his lowest.
Lando Norris has revealed how he has dealt with mental health issues during his time as a Formula One driver, as well as how seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has backed him up.
The 21-year-old was heartbroken last week in Sochi at the Russian Grand Prix, as he was just minutes away from winning his maiden Formula One race before bad weather intervened.
As a result of the intense rain, Norris – who was still running on slick tyres – was forced to slide around the circuit and down the scoreboard, finishing in a disastrous seventh place.
This allowed Hamilton to sweep in for the win, putting the Formula One team two points ahead of second-placed Max Verstappen in the driver standings.
Despite their opposing sentiments, Norris has reported that Hamilton consoled him after his agonizing finale.
The child told ITV’s This Morning: “Lewis did [assuaged my fears]. Lewis was the one who effectively robbed me of the race.
“Coming from a guy like Lewis, who I grew up watching, it’s no surprise. Lewis is a seven-time world champion. So, to hear what he had to say, as he has been through many instances, some of which were probably far worse.
“Although in my case, I guess it hurts worse because it’s that first win you really want, but many drivers said I did a fantastic job and my time would come, which I’ve heard a lot of, but it means a lot more when it comes from someone you look up to and who has been through it.”
In a remarkable demonstration of courage from the McLaren kid, the 21-year-old discussed his heartache in Russia as well as his mental health issues.
Despite how it may appear to fans on television, Norris described how drivers go through tremendously difficult moments “People, I believe, are unaware of many of the things that a driver goes through since they only watch TV.
“It’s a shame, but there are more programs now where you can see what the driver is like behind the wheel,” says Brinkwire “..