Mercedes’ Recent Tweet All but Confirms Lewis Hamilton Is Not Retiring From F1

Published 01/02/2022, 12:04 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after finishing the Mexico City Grand Prix in second place FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


The last lap fiasco in Abu Dhabi has brought dark clouds over the Brackley team’s future course of action. Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton lost out on his record eighth world title following a controversial finish. The Briton was furious with the developments during the Safety car period. He even called it “manipulated” over the team radio.

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Days later, the Mercedes driver was notably absent from the FIA prize-giving ceremony, giving rise to speculations over his continuation in F1. Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone also suggested that the Silver Arrows star might just bow out of his seat in F1. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff recently made a statement that further bolstered these claims. The Austrian said, “I really hope that Lewis will continue to race.”

Amidst all the confusion, fans are still waiting on any substantial update on the same. Many are seeing a recent tweet from the Mercedes team as a ray of hope.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Is this a sign that Lewis Hamilton will remain in F1?

Hamilton has been one of the most pivotal figures in the sport. He has dominated the turbo-hybrid era like no other driver, having won six out of the last eight championships. Any sign pointing towards his retirement is not good news for the sport.

Recently, the Mercedes team shared a tweet saying, “Adversity causes some to break; others to break records.” 

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Many are seeing this as a hint from the team on Hamilton’s return. Much more than anyone else, his Red Bull rival Max Verstappen himself wants the Briton to be around for a while. “Lewis is 36 now, so maybe there is a few more years for him, hopefully a few more years for me after that,” said Verstappen as reported by MSN.

I hope, of course, he will stay in the sport a bit longer and we can have more of these battles. He’s a seven-time World Champion and it has been a pleasure to race against him this year especially,” he added.

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The season has left us with a unique piece of racing history. With uncertainty over Hamilton’s return, there is still a doubt on the future rivalry between the two. But the fans are surely rooting for more intense F1 seasons in the future, much like this one.

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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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