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Hamilton: 'Tough' to race in wake of Hubert death

Hamilton: 'Tough' to race in wake of Hubert death

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Hamilton: 'Tough' to race in wake of Hubert death

Hamilton: 'Tough' to race in wake of Hubert death

Lewis Hamilton reflected on what was a 'tough' weekend for F1 following the death of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert, admitting it was hard that 'the world carried on' in the wake of the 22-year-old's passing.

The drivers observed a minute's silence in Belgium before the race while winner Charles Leclerc offered an emotional tribute to Hubert, a driver he competed against in his younger days, to the media afterwards.

The F2 race scheduled for Sunday was cancelled and speaking to the waiting media after the race, Hamilton stated that he had found having to come back to the track and race very difficult.

He said: "It's not the best of weekends for the sport. Yesterday was a very tough day, just coming here, but we all had to clear our thoughts with Anthoine in spirit.

"I remember when I crashed in P2 I heard some fans were yelling or cheering, and it was quite a decent hit, and that's what encouraged me to say the things I did at the end of the day.

"But coming here today it was really hard to believe that we'd lost a great racing driver, and the world continues on.

"The race was going on so you have to get in the car and do the job. I raced with his family in my thoughts and I think we did a good job."

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