Lewis Hamilton admits he forgot he is a four-time F1 world champ during winter break surfing and snowboarding

LEWIS HAMILTON admits he FORGOT he was a four-time F1 world champ during his winter break.

Mercedes handed the Brit his longest vacation following a “very robust yr, bodily, mentally and emotionally for everybody on the workforce.”

 British driver Lewis Hamilton hopes to get off to a flying start in the F1 season after turning his eye to snowboarding over the winter

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British driver Lewis Hamilton hopes to get off to a flying begin within the F1 season after turning his eye to snowboarding over the winter

However Hamilton’s batteries at the moment are absolutely charged to start his title defence at subsequent Sunday’s season opener in Melbourne — and goal legend Juan Manuel Fangio’s haul of 5 driver’s crowns.

Hamilton, 33, who relaxed by surfing and snowboarding in Europe, America and Japan, stated: “I wanted to recharge and stability restoration and preparing for this season.

“Final season was a very robust yr, bodily, mentally and emotionally for everybody on the group so I’ve had the longest interval off I can keep in mind.

“It’s clear that one thing occurs when you’ve gained the title and within the week after profitable it, my power ranges weren’t the identical.

 Brit Lewis Hamilton believes he is fresher and more focused than ever after a complete change from Formula One to recharge his batteries

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Brit Lewis Hamilton believes he is brisker and extra targeted than ever after a full change from Formula One to recharge his batteries
 Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton is revving up his bid for a fifth F1 title as he is switching back from two wheels to four

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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton is revving up his bid for a fifth F1 title as he is switching again from two wheels to 4

“Once I was with my household in Colorado and in Japan, I didn’t have a single considered motor racing.

"I had nobody reminding me I used to be a four-time world champion so that you enter normality.

“Then I noticed one thing about being up there with Fangio, which is thrilling.

"I’m in one of the best form and this yr, with the best way the automobiles are, you might want to be stronger.”

 Four-time F1 champ Lewis Hamilton took things ice and easy over the winter

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4-time F1 champ Lewis Hamilton took issues ice and straightforward over the winter

The spotlight of his winter break was studying methods to surf with professional Kelly Slater.

Hamilton added: “That was fairly superior.”

 Lewis Hamilton is back on  track after dabbling with winter sports

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Lewis Hamilton is again on  monitor after dabbling with winter sports
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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton branched out into different actions over the winter after arguably probably the most mentally exhausting time of his Formula One profession
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LEWIS HAMILTON admits he FORGOT he was a four-time F1 world champ during his winter break.

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