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Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton has admitted to questioning his future in Formula One during the lockdown.

The six-time world champion said he had days when he struggled for motivation as he has waited to discover when the 2020 season may get under way amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hamilton said: "I have days when I wake up and feel groggy, I don't feel motivated to work out. I feel, 'Jeez, where are we going? What's next? Should I continue racing?'

"I think all these different things, and then I'm like 'Damn it!', and the next hour, or whatever, it passes, and I'm like 'Damn! I love what I do! Why would I ever consider not continuing?'"

Speaking during Mental Health Awareness Week, Hamilton added: "Mentally it's really about ultimately feeling good about yourself. It's about finding a way to make sure you love yourself. You have to really be able to love yourself and be comfortable on your own.

"I've been really spending time trying to take time for me, making sure that I appreciate me."