Hamilton explains how Hubert death reinforced commitment to racing
Lewis Hamilton has described his thought-process in committing to racing after the death of Anthoine Hubert in Belgium earlier this year.
Hubert lost his life in a crash during Formula 2's feature race at Spa-Francorchamps.
Hamilton was speaking to media following F1's qualifying session in Belgium and saw the incident live as it happened, with his reaction of immediate and obvious concern being shared widely.
The incident led to several drivers doubting themselves – Daniel Ricciardo considered sitting out the Belgian GP the next day – and Hamilton says similar thoughts entered his mind, but would not stop him from racing.
"That was a tough one," Hamilton told BBC Sport. "I was doing an interview and I saw it happen out of the corner of my eye and I just knew it was [bad]. And lots of things flashed through my mind.
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