Lewis Hamilton throws his weight behind Naomi Osaka’s emotional TIME magazine cover

Lewis Hamilton, apart from being known as one of F1’s GOATs, is also known for his outspokenness. The Brit speaks out on many social issues, including sustainability, inequality and mental health. So when Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open due to mental health issues, he publicly supported her.


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And now he’s taken to Instagram to support the tennis sensation after his iconic “It’s OK to not be OK” Cover of TIME magazine.

Tennis -WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka looks dejected after losing her second round match to Jessica Pegula of the U.S. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

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We’re just human beings: Lewis Hamilton on Osaka’s mental health

As reported by Sky Sports, Hamilton spoke of the effort needed to reach the top. He also mentioned that mental health issues are no joke and should be taken seriously.

“As athletes we push ourselves to the limit, we are on the limit and we are just human beings,” said Hamilton when addressing the issue of mental health in sport.

Formula One F1 – Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying on pole position REUTERS/Bryn Lennon Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

She’s an incredible athlete and human being, and her activism has been so impactful. At such a young age, there’s so much weight on his shoulders, it’s inevitable.

The thing is, when you’re young, you’re put in the limelight and the limelight; it weighs heavily on you. The fact is, most of us are unprepared,” said the seven-time world champion.


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Can Hamilton equal Schumacher’s record for most single-track wins?

Lewis Hamilton is the most successful British driver of all time. He has won the British Grand Prix a record 7 times with his most recent win last year. This time around he has the opportunity to equal another record held by Michael Schumacher – most wins on a single circuit.


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Schumacher has won the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours eight times, and if Hamilton wins the race at Silverstone this year he will add his name to another page in the F1 history books.

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