The world champion was very tired and felt mildly dizzy after fighting hard to win the podium at Hungaroring.
After feeling uncomfortable on the podium He delayed his post-race media efforts so that he could see a doctor on the Mercedes team. Feeling better later, Hamilton officially appeared at the mandatory FIA press conference and completed regular television interviews.
But when talking about the situation, Hamilton said his efforts in Hungary had blown the wind off his sails.
“I’m very tired since then. It was one of the weirdest experiences I’ve had on the podium,” said Hamilton, who missed the Sakhir Grand Prix last December for COVID-19.
“I was really dizzy and everything was a little blurry on the podium. I’ve been fighting all year long, really healthy and you stay healthy after what happened at the end of last year I know, and it’s still … it’s a fight. “
Hamilton revealed this year that the Hungarian problem was not the first time he felt more tired than usual. I suspect that it may involve a long COVID that tires the victims of the virus for several months after catching the coronavirus.
“I haven’t talked to anyone about it, but I think it’s going to last,” he said. “I remember the impact of having it, and the training has been different since then. The level of fatigue you get is different and it’s a real challenge.
“I will continue to train and prepare in the best possible way. It may be hydration, but I don’t know, but I’ve never had such an experience. Similar to Silverstone. There was something, but this is worse. “
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes arrives at Parc Ferme in 3rd place
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Race winner Esteban Ocon said he wasn’t surprised that Hamilton was so tired. The French believe that the heat and track layout made Sunday’s race really challenging.
“It was a really tough race,” said the Alpine driver. “In general, on this track you get the heat, the humidity, the corners, and the combination you get.
“I don’t have a break here, so I really have to fight the car to the end. I feel flat, I also feel completely dead. I don’t know if Lewis has a problem. , I will sleep soundly tonight. “
Hamilton suspects he may have a long COVID after the fatigue of the Hungarian Grand Prix
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-suspects-he-may-have-long-covid-after-hungarian-gp-fatigue/6640936/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=uk Hamilton suspects he may have a long COVID after the fatigue of the Hungarian Grand Prix