‘Left big scars’ – Lewis Hamilton driven to succeed after suffering racism hell as young go-karter, Merc chief reveals

LEWIS HAMILTON’S mental strength can’t be questioned after the harrowing racism he suffered as a young go-karter, reveals Mercedes principal Toto Wolff. Hamilton’s future in the sport has been questioned with retirement rumours rife. He told Sky Sports in October: “So now it’s the work that I’m doing in the background and then I’m turning up and I’m enjoying this job. “It’s like my new drive and I feel like it’s giving me more longevity because it’s a lot of work we have to do. SunSport understands that Mercedes ARE in contact with Hamilton, despite his public silence. “I think as a racer, his heart will say, ‘I need to continue’, because he’s at the peak of his game.

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