Despite enduring discomfort in Sunday’s race in Baku, Lewis Hamilton says he would attend the Canadian Grand Prix and “wouldn’t miss it for the world.”
Following what he characterised as “the toughest race” of his career, the Briton stated he was “worried” about the forthcoming race in Montreal.
“Yesterday was difficult, and I had difficulties sleeping, but I awoke today feeling optimistic,” Hamilton added.
“My back is a little painful and bruised, but luckily nothing major.”
“I’ve had acupuncture and physiotherapy and I’m on my way to my team to work with them on improving,” the seven-time world champion said on Instagram.
“We must continue to fight. This weekend, I’ll be there, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in which Hamilton finished fourth, was “the most difficult” race he had ever encountered due to his car’s high-speed bouncing.
He went on to say that the car was bouncing so excessively at the start of Baku’s pit straight that he was afraid he was going to crash.
Since the beginning of the year, Mercedes has been plagued by bouncing, which can be caused by a variety of factors.
Following Sunday’s race, team manager Toto Wolff claimed Hamilton was “absolutely” a doubt for the Canadian Grand Prix, but Hamilton subsequently tweeted to inform his followers he would see them all next week.