Lewis Hamilton is struggling to stay positive following his split from girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
The F1 racer said his world has been "turned upside down" with the end of his five-year relationship with the "X Factor" judge, reported a daily.
"I wear my heart on my sleeve and that gets me in trouble a lot of the time and I generally find it very, very hard to fight my emotions.
I'm trying my hardest to be positive but I'm going through a really, really tough time at the moment with the loss of someone really, really special in my life," he said.
Hamilton, 28, was tipped for victory after he beat local boy Sebastian Vettel to qualify in pole position ahead of Sunday's German Grand Prix.
"My world's turned upside down, but I have a job to do. I need to keep myself occupied and busy because otherwise my mind will wander and that makes the time a lot harder. I need to keep myself really busy and make sure the time goes by quickly," he added.