What sort of a coping mechanism did you use on the Saturday night of the British Grand Prix last season?
I didn’t have a coping mechanism, I basically had to do whatever I could to take my mind off things. If you think about things you dwell on them and stay in that place. So I had chicken fajitas and egg-fried rice – my favourite meal. My sister came round with the two dogs and we went for a long walk over the elds. They were lthy afterwards, so I put them in the bath and washed them. That was therapeutic and fun. I watched some TV and spent some time talking to my dad. Over time I’ve built a coping mechanism of getting over things quickly. In the past it would take days. Although that might not have been the case if I’d lost the championship!
Lewis races to victory at Silverstone, having qualified sixth – the lowest start he has ever converted to a win