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Lewis Hamilton unfollows everyone on Instagram amid rumours about his retirement from F1

The recent activities of Mercedes driver on social media have raised concerns around his future in the sport.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 30 December 2021 7:08 pm

Lewis Hamilton

Ever since Lewis Hamilton lost F1 2021 title to Max Verstappen under controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi, there have been clouds of doubt and uncertainty over his future in the sport. The 36-year-old was notably devastated and disappointed after the season grand finale and there were reports that the racer is also considering retirement.

Although Hamilton has not yet spoken publicly on the same, he is doing all the talking with his activities on social media. After boycotting the F1 gala ceremony, he also unfollowed their official account on Instagram which certainly raised a few eyebrows.

Hamilton goes on an unfollowing spree

However, few days later, the 7-time champion has now unfollowed everyone on Instagram. Hamilton was following around 700 accounts on the social media platform but right now, he does not follow anyone. Although his followers count has gone up to 26.4 million, the other column is now completely empty after he unfollowed Mercedes and his other fellow drivers as well.

Reflecting on Hamilton’s decision to unfollow everyone, his brother Nicholas recently revealed that the racer is taking a break from social media. He said, “I think he (Lewis) is just having a bit of a social media break, which I don’t blame him for… Social media can be a very toxic place. But he’s cool though. He’s fine. He’s watching the kids ski at the moment.”

Will Hamilton race again in 2022 season?

Although Hamilton’s recent activities have given rise to various speculations around his future, fans and the F1 fraternity believes that the Mercedes driver might just be taking a break after a long and tiring season in order to come out raring again next season.

The Brit, who is chasing a record 8th F1 title, is very likely to sign a new contract with Mercedes where he will be joined by youngster George Russell (who has replaced Valtteri Bottas).


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