Where is Lewis Hamilton? His Brother Tells All in a Recent Update

Published 12/27/2021, 1:31 AM EST
ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 05: Second placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 05, 2021 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Clive Rose – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


Lewis Hamilton has been awfully quiet since his traumatizing defeat in Abu Dhabi, with no social media updates or media interviews. Subsequently, rumors of the 7-time world champion retiring from Formula 1 started spreading around like wildfire.

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Even Mercedes F1 boss, Toto Wolff, and former F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone fueled the speculation through their theories. While the former reckoned that Hamilton had lost hope in F1, the latter revealed that the world champion’s father, Anthony Hamilton, had hinted at his son giving up on his racing career.

Pole-sitter Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing speaks with third-placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Amidst the wide range of speculations, what is the exact story behind Hamilton’s silence? Well, here’s good news for the fans hoping to hear something positive about Hamilton and his future in F1.

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The Briton is doing well and is apparently with his family in the United States celebrating Christmas. During a Twitch stream, Nicholas Hamilton revealed the same and further acknowledged that his brother is on a social media break to evade the toxicity.

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During the stream, one of the fans asked Nicholas to weigh in on Lewis Hamilton‘s unusual silence on social media in recent weeks. “How is Lewis because he unfollowed everyone on Insta?” the question read.

The British Touring Car driver then replied that Hamilton is having the time of his life with his family, skiing and playing Call of Duty with his brother.

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Yeah, Lewis is fine. He’s just having a bit of a social media break which I don’t blame him for. Social media can be a very toxic place. But, yeah, he’s cool there. He’s fine. Yeah, he’s alright. He’s currently on… he’s watching the kids ski at the moment,” he said.

It is likely that Hamilton is currently residing in his Colorado home, as he often visits this place with family every winter. Overall, amidst the ever-rising concerns over his potential retirement, this crucial update from his younger brother does offer one a sigh of relief. So, will the Mercedes driver make his way back to social media by early next year?

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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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