Lewis Hamilton Became ‘The Karate Kid’ To Beat Bullies In School


October 22, 2021 6:03 PM STI

Washington [US], Oct 22 (ANI): Seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed he learned karate as a youth to defend himself when he was bullied in school.
Hamilton recalled his struggles as a child and emphasized how bullying needs to be stopped.
“So many people live in different ways. And after social media hate and bullying increases, we need to protect young people,” Hamilton said in an interview with CNN.

The Formula 1 star has said he wants to channel his aggression and protect everyone around him by learning karate.
“I’m a fighter and I always wanted to fight when I was bullied in my childhood by older kids. I was too weak back then, for example, I went to karate because I wanted to channel my aggression and learn to protect myself and everyone around me, ”said Hamilton.
“And then I put my racing skills on. When I was on the racetrack and if someone would say names to me or my parents, I go and I beat. It’s a good feeling.” , he added.
Hamilton will now compete in the United States Grand Prix this weekend.
Six points behind Max Verstappen in the standings after touching the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Thursday, Hamilton and Mercedes have an excellent record at this venue, with the Briton having won there five times since 2012 with a podium in seven of eight. COTA appearances. (ANI)


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