Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has decided that he will race in Formula 1 this year without a personal trainer.
This decision, as per him, is “a kind of challenge” he has set for himself. The racers usually employ a personnel to stay fit throughout and also to maintain their peak. Hamilton, however, has broken the shackles by making a big statement.
“Can you have the motivation to do it yourself and get ready and tone up, not having a trainer and be ready? I have,” the Mercedes driver said.
The three-time world Champion added that he certainly has leveled up his training and disciplinary aspect to meet the expectation of this year’s faster cars.
“Every year you try to improve, but I would say I have taken a good step,” Hamilton said after the Australian Grand Prix at the weekend.
“My discipline has definitely gone up in terms of my training and how specific I am with my diet.”
After being asked whether he has changed his approach to F1 after losing the title to former team-mate Nico Rosberg last year, his answer was straight forward.
“I don’t think so,” he said after finishing second to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne on Sunday, adding that his hectic lifestyle of global travel was not a hindrance to his job.
“I work hard every year and I have been touring. I have not been home much. I have been enjoying myself.
“It appears people judge off things they see and in previous years I arrived at the first race just as fit. I always arrive fit and ready. None of those things I do are a distraction. I have done just as much this year; it is just I have a job to do. I have made sure the fitness levels are higher than before so for sure I have applied myself better.”
This certainly is a major step by the Mercedes driver and it will be interesting to see how he ends up at the end of the season.