Lewis Hamilton is suffering from Long Covid: Extreme fatigue, my workouts have never been like this
Lewis Hamilton may be suffering the consequences of the coronavirus, so-called Long Covid symptoms. Despite competing in Hungary, the 36-year-old British car racing driver has complained of extreme fatigue and dizziness, and even sought help on the podium as he came third in one of the races with his most dramatic racing result in years. last.
He indicated that he passed the coronavirus in December last year but has since experienced disturbing long-term symptoms.
"I have not talked to anyone about Long Covid, but I think I'm suffering from it. I remember the effects I was on with the virus and the training since then has been different for me. The level of fatigue is different after infection and it 's a real challenge.
I am trying to continue training and preparing as best I can. Who knows what happened today? Maybe dehydration. I do not know, but it was definitely different. I had dizziness and everything made me a little confused on the podium. "I have struggled all year trying to eat and stay healthy because of what happened at the end of last year, but I still say it is a battle."
Mercedes team director Toto Wolff confirmed that Hamilton had been sent to the team doctor at the end of the race as a precaution for his health.