10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lewis Hamilton

7. He has a (strong) spiritual side

In an interview with Mirror, Hamilton describes the difficult Monaco where a pit error ruined his chance of a win. Prayer helped him center himself.

“I’m very strong in my faith and I stopped and prayed about it, ‘Just give me strength, give me a second to collect myself. Give me strength to get through this because I know there are going to be more positives moving forwards. Help me be the man I know I am and know I can be,’” he shared. “It was a powerful moment to be able to send a strong message to people, that no matter what’s thrown at you, you can get by. That was really the ultimate test for me.”