Lewis has been on lock down and not moving for 6 weeks for the first time. It has taken him some effort to adopt to the new lifestyle as he has always been travelling since he started racing. Lewis says he is excited to see the next day. Getting accustomed to being in one spot it has taken some getting used to but he does feel very centred and his feet are on the ground. He tries to keep his mind fresh and focused as possible while he trains.
He said his weight is still the same and he has taken the opportunity with the extra time to workout his smaller muscles, as he says the boring muscles to work on like the calf muscles. He is currently trying to find ways to be be fitter than he was.
Lewis also talks about how shocking it was not to start the 14 season in Melbourne though he had voiced out against racing during Covid 19. It was a difficult few days for it to sink in as the team and him were very well prepared for the season but ultimately he just misses driving.
He is happy to see the positives as the air has cleared up with less pollution, people spending more time with their families has been a great positive from the lock down experience. It is also a chance to spend time doing the things you enjoy doing.
Lewis is also enjoying his me time though he is a workaholic and he loves the buzz. He says he misses seeing his team and his friends. He does appreciate the time off but would not have taken it himself as it is not a good idea to take a year off at his peak as technology moves too quickly and he has to stay on top of things. He spends time on face time with friends now rather than just messaging.
Lewis did very well with French in school. He is currently doing an online French course, he is supposed to do 30 minutes a day but he does a whole week in one day. He is also spending time playing Grand Tourismo and it the coolest to be driving one of his championship cars that he helped to build. However he does not enjoy driving simulators as they are not accurate but does enjoy playing the fun video games with friends.
Driving with Sir Stirling Moss in Monza was one of his amazing experiences. Lewis talked about safety then and now. He enjoyed the driving experience and he felt he was taken back in time.
Lewis is looking forward to racing again but not excited about there not being any fans.
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