Report: Lewis Hamilton Vacationing in Colorado Amidst F1 Retirement Rumours

Published 01/12/2022, 4:44 AM EST
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton waves after qualifying in second place REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Lewis Hamilton is still recovering from a heartbreaking season finale at Yas Marina Circuit last year where he watched his championship title get stolen away right at the cusp of the chequered flag. Soon after, rumors began to blow up quite drastically, with many pointing towards the Briton potentially retiring from Formula One altogether.

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The fear of losing the seven-time world champion is continuing to mount owing to his worrying silence over the past month. Hence, amidst the ever-rising concerns, what are the odds of Hamilton actually calling it quits with the sport prior to the start of the 2022 season?

Well, as of now, the chances of Hamilton quitting from F1 are very bleak!

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Where is Lewis Hamilton now?

Days after gaining his knighthood at the Windsor Castle, Hamilton flew off to Colorado with his family to celebrate Christmas and New Year. His brother, Nicholas Hamilton, too, revealed the same during his latest Twitch stream.

Lewis Hamilton poses for a photo after he was made a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales, during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

The younger Hamilton opened up that his brother was in the middle of a break from social media to evade the toxicity and rather focus on spending quality time with his family and friends in the snow.

And as it turns out, the Briton is still vacationing at his chalet in Colorado and is also trying his best to keep himself fit amidst the approaching winter testing in Barcelona.

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Hamilton will return to F1

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According to The Times, the prospects of Hamilton driving for Mercedes AMG in 2022 alongside fellow Briton, George Russell, is on the rise. This is certainly good news for the entire Formula One community as Hamilton, more than a driver has often portrayed himself as a brand to the sport.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying REUTERS/Brian Snyder

What’s more, F1 witnessed a never-seen-before viewership last season, thanks to the breathtaking Hamilton-Verstappen duel. And there is no denying that the fans will be keen on watching the extension of the title rivalry in 2022 as well.

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Hence, Liberty Media desperately needs Hamilton to bolster the fame of F1 across the world! But, the question is, will the seven-time world champion deny the ongoing retirement theories and join the 2022 grid?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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