Lewis Hamilton has moved to quell speculation he could miss this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix after he experienced severe back pain during yesterday’s race.
Afterwards, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said his driver’s pain was not only muscular but “goes properly into the spine and can have some consequences.” He added the team would “have someone on reserve, which we anyway have at every race, to make sure that our cars run” in Canada.
However, in a social media post, on Monday Hamilton said he was feeling better following treatment from his physiotherapist Angela Cullen and intend to race this weekend.
“Yesterday was tough and had some troubles sleeping but have woke up feeling positive today,” he said.
“[My] back is a little sore and bruised but nothing serious thankfully. I’ve had acupuncture and physio with Ang and am on the way to my team to work with them on improving.
“We have to keep fighting. No time like the present to pull together and we will. I’ll be there this weekend, wouldn’t miss it for the world.”
Don't miss anything new from RaceFans
Follow RaceFans on social media:
Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and
2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
- FIA should black-flag cars if their porpoising endangers drivers’ safety – Horner
- Transcript: Why Norris reluctantly complied with McLaren’s Baku team orders
- Montreal is “going to hurt” in stiff 2022 cars say drivers hoping for bouncing fix
- Leclerc was heading to a ‘comfortable win’ before retirement – Ferrari
- F1 should penalise those who ‘obviously’ slow on purpose in qualifying – Norris