Lewis Hamilton is back in the media, and speaks out – More than a month and a half after losing the F1 world title to Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton has reappeared in public in Los Angeles. And he even sent a message to Mercedes Formula 1 fans for the Chinese New Year.
It has been a month and a half since Lewis Hamilton last appeared in public. It was last on 16th December at a ceremony at Windsor Castle during which he was knighted by Prince Charles. Four days earlier, the man now known as Sir Lewis Hamilton had lost the Formula One title on the last lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to Max Verstappen after a number of controversial decisions.
Since then, the Mercedes driver has remained silent, not giving an interview since his words after the race on the 12th of December. In addition, he has not published anything since losing his title and has even unsubscribed from all the accounts he followed.
This behaviour casts doubt on his future in Formula 1 less than two months before the start of the new season.
Lewis Hamilton reappears
Finally, Lewis Hamilton has reappeared like the second coming! The Sun has tracked him down in Los Angeles where he is apparently on holiday with friends. Paparazzi have photographed him in the American city, smiling and sipping an iced coffee.
In parallel, Mercedes posted a 5-second message on its Weibo account in which Lewis Hamilton wished his followers a happy Chinese New Year:
“I wish you a happy Chinese New Year. May the new year bring you good luck and everything you wish. This won’t be enough to definitively dispel doubts about his future, but until there is proof to the contrary, Lewis Hamilton is expected with George Russell on February 18th for the presentation of the new Mercedes, five days before the first official test in Barcelona.
It will probably be at this moment that the seven-time world champion will definitively seal his future…