LEWIS HAMILTON has confirmed he WILL be in Canada this weekend despite being left struggling to sleep due to back pain.

The 37-year-old was seen grabbing his back in agony after taking the chequered flag P4 in Sunday's Azerbaijan GP.


There had been doubts on whether the seven-time world champion would be fit to race in Montreal this weekend, with just five days between the race in Baku and practice one in Canada.

But this morning Hamilton revealed he is going to jet out for the ninth race of the season, and "wouldn't miss it for the world".

That's despite the Brit admitting he did have trouble sleeping overnight following the severe bouncing issues that plagued his Mercedes over the weekend.

After breaking his silence on his injury last night, Hamilton has once again taken to social media, this time to confirm he will be in Canada.

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Writing on his Instagram story, Hamilton said: "Good morning world. Yesterday was tough and had some troubles sleeping but have woke up feeling positive today!

"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. 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.

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"Wishing everybody an amazing day and week."

Hamilton revealed he has been having physio and acupuncture from right-hand woman Angela Cullan, who has been working with the F1 star since 2016.

Cullan has been tasked with helping Hamilton to get fit and ready to go in time for this weekend's Canadian GP.

The Merc man heads into the race 88 points behind championship leader Max Verstappen, and still plagued by porpoising issues with his car.

But Red Bull chief Christian Horner dismissed Hamilton's complaints, accusing Mercedes of blowing the situation out of proportion.

Horner claims Merc are making a big deal of the problem to raise concerns over safety, which could result in rule changes that would aid the team.

Unlike Mercedes, Red Bull have minimal porpoising issues and the performance of their car may be hindered by a rule change.

Horner said: "Look, it is uncomfortable but there are remedies to that [porpoising] but it is detrimental to the car performance.

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"What is the easiest thing to do? Complain from a safety point of view but each team has a choice.

"If it was a genuine safety concern across the whole grid then it is something that should be looked at but if it is only affecting isolated people or teams, then that is something that the team should potentially deal with."

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