Lewis Hamilton has said he wouldn’t miss the Canadian Grand Prix ‘for the world’ in an update on Instagram today after major speculation on whether or not he would be fit to drive.
The British world champion said he was ‘praying’ for the end of the race due to the immense pain in his back from violent porpoising he was experiencing throughout the weekend at the Baky City Circuit.
Speaking after the race he said: “That’s the only thing, biting down on my teeth through the pain and just adrenaline.
“I can’t express the pain that you experience, particularly on the straight here. At the end, you’re just praying for it to end.”
Toto Wolff had suggested there was worry around whether or not Hamilton would be able to race with the close proximity of the next round as teams and drivers head to Montreal this week.
Hamilton didn’t take long to reassure fans he would be present at the Canadian Grand Prix and took to social media to admit he was bruised and in pain but would be at the track and ready to go in just a few days’ time.
On Instagram stories, he wrote: “Good morning world,” Hamilton said on his Instagram channel in a story on Monday morning.
“Yesterday was tough and had some troubles sleeping but have woken up feeling positive today. My back is a little sore and bruised but nothing serious, thankfully.
“I’ve had acupuncture and physio with Ang and am on the way to my team to work with them on improving [the car]. We have to keep fighting. No time like the present to pull together and we will.
“I’ll be there this weekend, wouldn’t miss it for the world. Wishing everybody an amazing day and week.”