Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 star makes ironic 'stressful' claim about driving on regular roads

Lewis Hamilton

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Lewis Hamilton confessed that he hardly ever drives on normal roads outside of Formula 1 as he considers it to be too stressful.

The seven-time world champion is known for making racing a car that can throw itself around bends and overtake the competition at breakneck speed look easy.

Of the current crop of talent that line up on the grid, the Brit is one of the most experienced and has a monumentally good record to reinforce how skilful he is behind the steering wheel.

So, it is ironic that this stunning revelation has come to light considering he said that he doesn’t fear the ‘high-speed twisting roads of Silverstone’, but he does find the roads us mere mortals drive on scary.

Hamilton mentioned that the situation of driving a normal car on a normal road puts him under too much pressure.

He said: “I just think I find it stressful. I try not to do things that don’t add to my life.”

The 37-year-old who was driving about the south of France during the Vanity Fair interview continued: “This is now stressful for me. This road is crazy. So much going on here.

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SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JULY 10: Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 10, 2022 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“I’m going to turn around in a second. Look, we’re on these roads, anything can happen.

“People say: ‘Dude! You drive around at 200 miles an hour!’ And I’m like, in terms of fear factor, that’s easy for me. I guess we’re just all wired differently.’”

Even despite his worries about the roads, Hamilton is known for his big collection of supercars and various other motor vehicles.

In his collection includes a Ferrari LaFerrari, a McLaren P1 and an MV Agusta bike.

The Brit is also making an active effort to be more environmentally friendly, as F1’s star boy mostly drives an electric Mercedes EQC.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 31: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes walks in the Paddock ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 31, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

He also disclosed that along with his general discomfort with everyday roads, he also revealed he has had a long-term phobia of spiders.

Mercedes’ leading man said he will always check his hotel room for spiders when making trips to Australia for the Grand Prix down under.

Despite all of this, Hamilton is currently loving the F1 season break, having headed into it with five straight podiums.

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