Lewis Hamilton Becomes the Silent Killer on Social Media After Instagram Purge

Published 12/23/2021, 11:05 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Lewis Hamilton always brings some positivity to social media after a race- no matter how bad or how good. Always the first to share his thoughts after a weekend, the silence after the season finale has been concerning. Although understandable, Hamilton has made some nuanced comments from the shadows. After liking Nicholas Latifi’s plea for kindness in the sport, Hamilton has made yet another move.

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This time, Hamilton has unfollowed everyone he knows on Instagram. It started with removing the official F1 account last week; but now, the number has dropped from over 700 to zero.

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The behavior initially caused fans to have qualms about Hamilton’s retirement from the sport; further, Toto Wolff‘s comments on the matter didn’t help. Now, the concern has died down, yet Hamilton’s unusual conduct brings up question marks.

From removing everyone from Angela Cullen to Mercedes and all his other well-established friends, it is odd of Lewis Hamilton to do so. The wounds of the title race are surely fresh, yet fans have begun to worry about their driver.

F1 fans react to Lewis Hamilton Instagram cleanse

Although worried, fans tried to make light of the situation. The first comparison was to Taylor Swift, oddly. Back when the music artist was about to release her album ‘Reputation’ to clap back at the people who doubted her, she took a similar path. Fans were quick to draw the parallels as well.

Others brought out some well thought memes.

 

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Although this is out of character for the driver, we hope to hear from him soon. Toto Wolff had spoken, “he will never overcome the pain and the distress that was caused on Sunday.” Hopefully, that isn’t the case with Hamilton

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The sport awaits to hear from its legendary driver; moreover, it waits to watch him fight for the eighth title once again in the 2022 season. Hopefully, the standby will be short.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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