Lewis Hamilton said that he has no concerns about his fitness heading into this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, despite having pulled out of last week’s Pirelli tyre test at Barcelona with a foot injury.
“I am feeling 100 per cent,” he insisted on Thursday at the drivers press conference.
“I have been carrying an injury all year long in both feet induced by running. Unfortunately the physio says it takes a long time to heal by stretching.
“On the day before [the test] I was in quite a lot of pain and the most important was to get it better for here and be fresh and this is actually the first week it has felt good.”
Hamilton knows that he will need to be at the top of the game if he is to have any chance of closing the gap on his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg this weekend.
“I am in a position right now where there are still a lot of points available so I will give it everything I’ve got and believe anything is possible but then I will move on,” he said.
“Once it is decided and it happens all I can do is shape the future which is next year. Life will move on, we go into next season and hopefully come back stronger.”
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