Can We Witness Part 2 of This 2016 Message From Lewis Hamilton After a Crushing F1 Title Loss?

Published 12/31/2021, 10:57 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


The 2016 F1 season saw an intense title fight between the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. The battle for the top spot went down to the wire at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, quite like the 2021 season. However, Hamilton had to face a distressing loss and Rosberg claimed his maiden title.

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Even after a dominating season with 10 wins and 380 points, the reigning champion lost out on the title. Days after the 2016 Abu Dhabi debacle, the Briton shared a positive message for the new year. While he acknowledged that the previous year was a rollercoaster, he also hoped that the next one will be much stronger.

As it turned out, 2017 was the year he claimed the top spot back, far ahead of anyone in contention. Hamilton claimed 9 victories and 11 poles clinching back the title, his 4th overall. However, that wasn’t the end for the Mercedes luminary. He went on to win 4 consecutive titles. With each passing year, his dominance seemed to grow to another level.

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The 2016 saga can be a motivation for Lewis Hamilton

Despite the heartbreak in Abu Dhabi in 2016, in a new year message back then, he seemed optimistic after a crushing defeat.

It’s been a real rollercoaster ride, but we did it all together. So a big thank you and I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year. 2017 is going to be an incredible year for us all. So I’m sending you all the positive energy and look forward to seeing you in the future,” said Lewis.

After an incredible season in 2021, Hamilton lost out on his record-breaking 8th title, this year again in Abu Dhabi. However, many believe that this loss has crushed him more badly than any other he had to face in his career. In a drastic step, he decided to skip the FIA Prize Giving Gala, 2021, which is still under probe for possible violation of the sporting codes.

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Moreover, Hamilton has made no social media appearances since the dramatic finale. His brother Nicolas, however, gave an update about the Briton. He said that Hamilton is taking a break from social media to avoid the negative energy.

F1 fans are waiting for the Mercedes star’s solid comeback like he did in the 2017 season. After a few weeks of social media isolation, fans are also expecting another new year’s message from him. Lewis Hamilton is still one of the favorites to win the championship in 2022.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 15: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Quite like 2017, fans want him to come back roaring for the Brackley-based outfit. With a new set of regulations in place and improved machinery, the title fight next season is going to be an absolute thriller. Tell us your expectations for the upcoming season.

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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