Lewis Hamilton has curiously unfollowed everybody on Instagram, including Mercedes and some other close associates.
Hamilton’s heartbreak following the controversial Abu Dhabi GP has been well-documented. He was denied an eighth world title in bizarre and suspect circumstances, and has been off the radar ever since.
The seven-time world champion continues to remain inactive on social media and the like, with his only appearances being at the knighthood ceremony and a return to the Mercedes factory. On his social media handles, he has been remarkable quiet.
It has been revealed that Hamilton has unfollowed everybody on Instagram, including his closest friends and associates.
The 36-year-old unfollowed a couple of accounts on his Instagram, with his ‘following’ tab on zero as things stand. His account has over 26 million followers, and given his various relationships and partnerships, it is a little strange to see that he is following no one.
The intentions behind the move are unknown. However, this is not the first time Hamilton has gone on an unfollowing spree on Instagram. He did the same thing two years ago in 2019.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff spoke about Hamilton’s absence, saying that he was unhappy with the events of the season finale.
“Lewis Hamilton and I are disillusioned at the moment,” he said.
“We are not disillusioned with the sport — we love the sport with every bone in our body, and we love it because the stopwatch never lies.
“But if we break that fundamental principle of sporting fairness and authenticity of the sport, then suddenly the stopwatch doesn’t become relevant anymore because we are exposed to random decision-making, that it is clear you may fall out of love with.
“That you start to question if all the work you have been putting in — all the sweat, tears, and blood — can actually be demonstrated in terms of being the best possible performance on track, because it can be taken away randomly,” he concluded.