Lewis Hamilton’s tempting workout routine prompts Hunger Games star to come clean

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The bodybuilding of F1 drivers is a question often anticipated. At the pinnacle of motorsport, there is no room for the slightest slack. And following his 2019 championship win, Lewis Hamilton revealed the struggles a driver faced during and after a race as Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks cheekily commented on his routine.

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Year after year, drivers experience rigorous physical training and conditioning before taking part in races. Also, they lose about 3-4 kg during a race, so in a sport where it is important to reduce weight to go faster, the pilots pay particular attention to this.

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Lewis Hamilton opens up on struggles faced by F1 drivers

Speaking on the Graham Norton show in 2019, Lewis said: “So if I’m a kilo overweight, I can lose up to two seconds in the running distance. So my weight is really important and also during the race I lose up to four kilos in the race in one hour and 45 minutes.

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The high track temperature combined with the heat on a circuit could lead to dehydration. Locations like Malaysia, Singapore and, more recently, Miami, are tough tracks to ride as riders battle the heat.

He added, “Yeah, those (Singapore and Malaysia) are killer, but also because it’s incredibly physical. The G-Force that we pull when you go there, I mean things like on the rails. So when you go 150, 180 miles an hour and you turn, the thing turns and your body wants to go the opposite way.

“So you have to have really good core stability. You can’t be tall and bulky. If you have your weight, you know if I was super muscular here, my weight would be too high. So I have to do a lot of squats for my butt.

Elizabeth Banks, known for playing Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series, listened intently to Hamilton’s words and hilariously commented on her workout schedule saying“I would love to watch this routine.

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Hamilton continues his good form with a podium in Austria

After a torrid start to the season, the seven-time world champion has finally found his form. Three podiums in the last three races have undoubtedly returned his confidence.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – July 10, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates on the podium after winning the Austrian Grand Prix while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing third REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger

However, this race in Austria is arguably Hamilton’s best result this year. First, his record in the Red Bull Ring was mediocre by his standards as he last stood on the podium in 2016. Second, after suffering heavy damage to the car in qualifying and starting from P8 , a third place is a solid result.

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He has his crew to thank because they fixed a new chassis on his W-13 in a single day. Moreover, Mercedes have once again closed the gap to the top two and hope to continue this momentum as the season progresses.

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