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Lewis needs therapy, good luck

2014-07-22 14:16

NEEDS SOME GOOD KARMA: Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of therapy after crashing during qualifying ahead of the 2014 German GP on Saturday. He also hopes to end his bad luck. Image: AFP/Patrik Stollarz

LONDON, England - Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy after his drive through the field after a hefty crash during qualifying for the 2014 German F1 GP at Hockenheim.

Even before the race the Mercedes driver reportedly had acupuncture to help with the pain of the hard smash into a barrier caused by brake failure.

"My knees are no problem," he said, "my back and neck have been the issue. I do need some physiotherapy as my back is in more pain than normal but I'll be OK, I'll get some work done this week."

Also on the Briton's agenda will be some therapy to heal his run of bad luck.


He won at Silverstone to peg slow championship leader Nico Rosberg's points momentum; the brake failure was just another black mark against Hamilton's name as the pair fight for the 2014 title in the dominant Mercedes.

"Maybe I need to go and visit some Indians, or rub the Buddha's belly. I'll try all the different religions to see if I can get some luck," Hamilton joked.

Physio and prayers aside, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks Hamilton will need serious treatment in November if he loses to Rosberg as a result of the Bernie Ecclestone-sponsored "double points" finale in Abu Dhabi.

"It looks like Bernie might be right," said Wolff after Hockenheim. "The last race is going to be the decisive one - I don't think it's fair...  I don't think we (F1) should have done it.

"Neither of them will care if they won it that way.  But the one who loses on double points will need some psychological treatment."

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