The cause of Hamilton's sombre, downbeat mood of late finally came to light early last week when it emerged he and long-time girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger had agreed to split.
Hamilton has insisted the break-up has not affected his performances on track, but it is abundantly obvious that in private Hamilton is currently being put through an emotional wringer.
Hamilton has admitted his "world has been turned upside down", and that he has found it hard to keep his head up.
With the next race not until the end of this month in Hungary, the 28 -year-old knows the next fortnight is going to be tough personally.
"I need to keep myself occupied, keep myself busy because otherwise my mind will wander and it will make the time a lot harder," said Hamilton.
"So I'm just going to keep myself really busy with training, with some other things I've planned and I'll spend a day or two at the factory before the next race.
"I'll make sure the time goes by quickly, and then we are back into racing."
For Hamilton the race at the Hungaroring cannot come quick enough, not just for personal reasons but also after tough back-to-back races at Silverstone and on Sunday in Germany.
They have left Hamilton wondering where his next grand prix win is going to come from after being struck by a double dose of tyre woe.
In the British Grand Prix last weekend, Hamilton was one of a number of victims of Pirelli's exploding tyres, while at the Nurburgring Mercedes' again struggled in the heat to get the best out of the Pirelli rubber.
With Hamilton fifth behind race-winner Sebastian Vettel as the German triumphed on home soil for the first time in his career, he is now 58 points adrift of the three-times champion.
"It's crazy that the one opportunity I had to win the tyre blew up," said a frustrated Hamilton of his incident at Silverstone, where he led the early part of the race after qualifying on pole.
"Who knows when the next opportunity will come? But I'll just keep pushing.
"It would obviously be good to get a win, but at the moment it really doesn't feel like it's going to happen.
"Luck is definitely not with me, but I'll keep working hard, keep trying to qualify myself nice and high up to give myself the best opportunity.
"At some stage it's got to come."
As for the title, with 10 races remaining and 250 points available, Hamilton is naturally not throwing in the towel, but he appreciates the ongoing tyre issues are wrecking his chances
"I'm not even thinking about the championship. There's no point when he (Vettel) is almost 60 points ahead," said Hamilton.
"It's going to take a lot of good opportunities to come my way. We're going to need a lot of hard work, a little bit of luck on our side, a bit of elbow grease and we might be able to do it."
Although a transmission failure with his Red Bull at Silverstone gave his rivals hope, the 26-year-old proved in front of his fans with his 30th career win he is hungry for his fourth consecutive title.
After coming home fourth, Alonso is now 34 points behind Vettel in the standings, with Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen a further seven adrift after the Finn was just a second down following a grandstand finish.
Assessing the overall title picture, Hamilton said: "It's definitely not over for Fernando. Fernando's definitely within shooting range.
"All it takes is one or two races wins, a DNF (did not finish) for Seb, and Fernando is back in contention with him, and Kimi is still holding on as well.
"We're on the outside of that window, but it can change from race to race, so who knows what's going to happen."