Lewis Hamilton ‘taking painkillers’ to deal with pain caused by driving Mercedes F1 car

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LEWIS HAMILTON has struggled with again pains this season attributable to Mercedes’ porpoising struggles.

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Lewis Hamilton has admitted he’s “taking painkillers” and fears he’s struggling “micro-concussions” because of the results of porpoising at race weekends. The seven-time champion stated he had skilled “much more complications prior to now few months” since his Mercedes started struggling the problems.

He even claims the bruises he picks up after races might be “fairly extreme” and takes a lot of the week to get better. He stated: “I’ve not spoken to a specialist on spinal discs however I can really feel mine.

“I’m a bit bit shorter this week and my discs usually are not in the very best form proper now. That’s not good for longevity. There is no such thing as a want for us to have long-term accidents. There’s much more bruising within the physique after the race these days – it’s taking extra of the week to get better.

“I don’t assume that’s to do with age, it’s as a result of the bruising might be fairly extreme. Whenever you expertise as much as 10Gs on a bump, which I had within the final race, that may be a heavy, heavy load on the highest a part of your neck. I’ve had much more complications prior to now few months. I’m taking painkillers. Hopefully, I don’t have any micro-concussions.”

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Lewis Hamilton 'taking painkillers' to deal with pain caused by driving Mercedes F1 car

Lewis Hamilton has been taking painkillers attributable to porpoising ache (Picture: Getty)

Hamilton’s fears come only a week after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix the place he complained of extreme again ache. Hamilton appeared to scream in agony to race engineer Peter Bonnington over staff radio in the course of the race, shouting that his again was “killing” him.

After the race, he appeared to battle to get out of his Mercedes automobile after which stated he was biting down on his enamel in ache nearly all race. Hamilton will not be the one one complaining of struggling attributable to porpoising issues.

His team-mate George Russell has repeatedly defined the bumps weren’t good and fears a critical incident occurring if motion wasn’t taken. After final week’s race, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo was additionally visibly shaken after scuffling with bouncing.


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Lewis Hamilton 'taking painkillers' to deal with pain caused by driving Mercedes F1 car

Lewis Hamilton has struggled with again ache (Picture: Getty)

The problems have pressured the FIA to take motion forward of the Canadian Grand Prix on security grounds. A brief-term repair will see the FIA decide a minimal quantity of acceptable oscillations.

It’s anticipated this may stop steam from working their vehicles too low to the bottom to achieve efficiency to the detriment of driver security.


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