Lewis Hamilton unfollowed everyone on Instagram while the Mercedes star kept his silence following this month’s dramatic Formula 1 finale.
Hamilton, 36, was controversially ousted to the World Championship by Max Verstappen, 24, on the final lap of an exciting race in Abu Dhabi, with the role of FIA boss Michael Masi being heavily criticized by fans and experts.
Immediately after the decision in the desert, the seven-time world champion was graciously beaten, but has been silent about this race and its Formula 1 future since then.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff heightened concerns about Hamilton’s racing career after revealing he was “disillusioned” with Abu Dhabi and the pair snubbed the FIA end-of-season awards show last week.
Hamilton’s only public sighting since the race was at Windsor Castle, where he was knighted by the Prince of Wales.
And now the 36-year-old has raised his eyebrows after apparently not following a handful of accounts on his Instagram page.
Lewis Hamilton has unfollowed everyone on Instagram while maintaining his silence period
Hamilton, 36, lost to Max Verstappen, 24, in controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi
His account with over 26 million followers gives his fans an insight into his life on and off the track, where Hamilton posts photos with his team, celebrity friends and his dog Roscoe.
It’s not yet known what the move could mean, but it’s not the first time Hamilton has gone on a no-go rampage on the social media platform after 2019.
Regarding the controversial title decision in Abu Dhabi, Wolff said: “Lewis Hamilton and I are disillusioned at the moment.
Now it turns out that the seven-time champion has unfollowed everyone on Instagram
Hamilton regularly posts photos of his life on and next to the racetrack on the account
“We’re not disillusioned with exercise – we love exercise with every bone in our body, and we love it because the stopwatch never lies.
“But if we break this basic principle of sporting fairness and the authenticity of sport, then the stopwatch suddenly becomes no longer relevant because we are exposed to random decisions that one can quickly fall in love with.
“That you’re starting to question whether all the work you’ve put in – all the sweat, the tears, and the blood – can actually be demonstrated as the best possible performance on the track because it can be randomly taken away.”
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff heightened his concerns after he said Hamilton had become “disaffected”
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