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Sport Hamilton reflects on F1 toll as Bottas announces marital split

23:00  28 november  2019
23:00  28 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton reflected on the cost of chasing Formula One success and the high personal toll exacted by the sport after Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas announced on Thursday he was getting divorced. Bottas , 30, had earlier announced in a twitter post his split from

Lewis Hamilton reflected on the cost of chasing Formula One success and the high personal toll exacted by the sport after Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas announced on Thursday he Bottas , 30, had earlier announced in a twitter post his split from wife Emilia, an Olympic swimmer, because

MONZA, ITALY - AUGUST 31:  Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP arrives at the circuit with wife Emilia before practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on August 31, 2018 in Monza, Italy.  (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)© Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images MONZA, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP arrives at the circuit with wife Emilia before practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on August 31, 2018 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton reflected on the cost of chasing Formula One success and the high personal toll exacted by the sport after Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas announced on Thursday he was getting divorced.

Bottas, 30, had earlier announced in a twitter post his split from wife Emilia, an Olympic swimmer, because of the challenges that came with his "career and life situation."

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas pose with the staff during a team photo ah. Formula One F 1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 28, 2019.

split | Sky Australia Photos Lewis Hamilton reflected on the cost of chasing Formula One success and the high personal toll exacted by the sport after Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas announced on Valtteri Bottas Explains 2019 Mercedes F 1 Steering Wheel - Продолжительность: 4:32

Valtteri Bottas wearing a hat: Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix© Reuters/AMANDA PEROBELLI Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix

"I think it’s probably similar to most sportsmen and women really," Hamilton told reporters at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"It may be slightly different in that we are travelling as much as we are, and you are just away for crazy amounts of time, so that’s probably an additional weight load that makes it really, really tough to hold down a good relationship."

Lewis Hamilton holding a sign: Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix© Reuters/RICARDO MORAES Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix

The 34-year-old Briton, who is not married, last month became only the second Formula One driver to win a sixth world championship.

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Nico Rosberg, Hamilton’s former team mate, has spoken of how much his family suffered as he focussed single-mindedly on beating the Briton to the 2016 title.

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Lewis Hamilton reflected on the cost of chasing Formula One success and the high personal toll exacted by the sport after Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas announced , on Thursday, he was getting divorced. Bottas , 30, had earlier announced in a Twitter post his split from wife Emilia, an

Bottas blossomed at the Silver Arrows in 2017, unleashing his pace to clock up personal pole positions and victories as well as a team championship for the famous Mercedes marque alongside Lewis Hamilton . He even tied with Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel with 13 podiums.

Hamilton acknowledged some drivers, like Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel who delayed his arrival into Abu Dhabi because of the birth of his third child, had found a life balance but he admitted it was something he found hard.

"There are many athletes who have generally happy lives in the background," he said.

"But I for one also find that incredibly difficult, with your goal to be as competitive as you can be, ultimately you want to be 100% committed because you never want to be any less committed than the person next to you.

"And there are certain things that are also added on responsibilities or extra load bearings that you can take away from that. There’s only a certain amount of you as a whole that you can give to everything."

Bottas, who is set to start Sunday’s race from the back of the grid due to engine-related penalties, is sure of second place in the championship in his best season to date. The Finn has won four races to Hamilton’s 10.

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marital split | Sky Australia Photos Lewis Hamilton reflected on the cost of chasing Formula One success and the high personal toll exacted by the sport after Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas Valtteri Bottas koki jo rajun takaiskun – nyt myös Lewis Hamiltonilla yskii: ”Jotain siellä on piel.

Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position by the tiniest of margins at the British Grand Prix. By Andrew BensonChief F 1 writer at Silverstone.

"I have lots of things I can do better in my life and in my career," said Bottas, when asked how he planned to beat Hamilton in 2020. "My plan is to be the best version of me next year."

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Leclerc explains outcome of Ferrari talks .
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