Under pressure from Verstappen, Hamilton will step into the simulator more often in 2021

25-11-2021 07:57 | Updated: 25-11-2021 08:50
by GPblog.com
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Under pressure from Verstappen, Hamilton will step into the simulator more often in 2021

The fact that Lewis Hamilton is taking the 2021 Formula 1 season very seriously is clear by now. For the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix he will step into his team's simulator and that will not be the first time this year.

Back in the simulator

Hamilton has always expressed his disgust with the simulator over the years. It wasn't like racing on a real circuit and he preferred not to do it. He would sometimes go into the simulator to develop a new car, but he left most of that to his team. He made sure he got the most out of it on the track though.

In the battle with Max Verstappen, however, Hamilton is pushed to the limit and will take any tool to succeed. As much as he hates the simulator, he is back in it now. On Wednesday night, the seven-time world champion shared a photo from the simulator in a story on his Instagram account.

Pressure on Hamilton

It is not the first time Hamilton has been in the simulator this season, as he was also in the simulator after the disappointing Turkish GP. Midway through the season Hamilton was getting ready for the 'crazy' second part of the season and after the first Grand Prix in Austria he also dove into the simulator.

Of course, it's not as if Hamilton had never been in simulator before, but for someone who stated in 2020 that he doesn't like the simulator, he's been in it quite often this year. Ahead of the GP in Jeddah, however, that's not a luxury as his competitor has already said he has downloaded the circuit, allowing him to practice on his own simulator at home.

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