January 29, 2022

Hamilton has stopped following everyone on Instagram

While rumored about possible early retirement, Lewis Hamilton, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, stopped following everyone on his Instagram account on Thursday.

A new maneuver by Lewis Hamilton (36) has been making a lot of talk for a few hours. It does not concern overtaking in the race but its activity on social networks. The British Formula 1 star has stopped following everyone on his Instagram account. It comes amid rumors of an early retirement of the seven-time world champion, just under two weeks after losing the title in the last round of the season’s final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.

Lewis Hamilton's Instagram account
Lewis Hamilton’s Instagram account © Instagram Capture

After pushing his team to give up appealing to contest the title of Max Verstappen, the 36-year-old driver has since maintained silence. He did not make it to the awards ceremony at the FIA ​​gala last week in Paris. His last public appearance dates back to the ceremony at Windsor Castle, one of the residences of the royal family, where he was knighted and knighted by the Prince of Wales.

His massive unfollow have certainly not escaped the 26 million people who follow the Hamilton news, whose last post dates back to his second place in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi GP, the day before the race. The Briton is usually quite active on the network where he posts photos of his stable, his famous friends and his dog Roscoe. He also defends his political positions or those of everyday life such as veganism.

Asked about the state of mind of his driver, Toto Wolff, the team manager of Mercedes, had confided that he was “disillusioned” by this scenario. “We are not disappointed with the sport – we love the sport deep inside our bodies, and we love it because the stopwatch never lies, stressed the Austrian leader. But if we violate this fundamental principle of fairness sporty and sporting authenticity, the stopwatch suddenly becomes no longer relevant because we are exposed to random decision-making, which it is clear that you (journalists, note could fall in love. You start to wonder if all the work that you’ve done – all the sweat, tears, and blood – can actually be demonstrated in terms of being the best possible performance on the track because it can be pulled out at random. “