Lewis Hamilton : The turbulent outcome of the last Formula 1 World Championship, when the fate of the championship title was decided only in the last meters, not without the participation of arbitrators, may lead to the fact that the most titled current racer Lewis Hamilton may leave the championship.
There has been no news from the British seven-time world champion for a long time. Back in December, after the memorable Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in the last meters of which Lewis Hamilton lost the champion title to the Dutchman Max Verstappen , the British pilot unsubscribed from everyone on Instagram and since then has not given a single interview or posted a single post.
Brother of the seven-time champion Nicholas Hamilton reported that Lewis is fine and is working on his recovery after a difficult season. The British The Times reported that Lewis is in the United States on his ranch in Colorado and is engaged in winter sports.
But a few hours ago, an authoritative BBC source said that Hamilton had not decided whether he would return to Formula 1. According to rumors, Lewis lost confidence in the leadership of the auto racing series after controversial decisions in the final laps of the race in Abu Dhabi.
“Mercedes”, which initially filed an appeal against the decisions of the judiciary, then withdrew it. According to rumors, the German-British team agreed not to take the case to court if the FIA fired Michael Masi , the Formula 1 race director, who was offended by the team and Hamilton. Of course, the “silver arrows” deny the fact of such agreements.
The BBC reports that Hamilton’s decision depends on the results of the FIA’s internal investigation into the last lap decisions of the refereeing corps.
Recall that Lewis Hamilton is (along with Michael Schumacher) one of the two most titled drivers in the history of Formula 1: he won the championship titles seven times – in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2008 he became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.