He also said he is struggling during the pandemic, with the bubble system adopted amid sport’s restart hard to cope with.
“So I’m grateful for the ones closest to me helping me to keep a balance, even if it’s just thru [sic] text, phone or FaceTime.
“I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s never a bad thing to ask for help if you need it, or to tell somebody how you feel. Showing your vulnerable side doesn’t make you weak, instead, I like to think of it as a chance to become stronger.”
The Mercedes driver has won five of the seven races since the sport returned with a rescheduled calendar after lockdown and is currently in Monza for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
When asked about his comments on loneliness and mental health, Hamilton said he was just trying to tell his fans the truth.
“I think as competitors, it’s not the first thing you think of doing, being open and expressing yourself,” he told reporters during a video press conference.
“But I think it’s really important, more important than what’s happening here.”
Hamilton is only two wins away from equaling his hero Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 career wins.