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Lewis Hamilton Has Dropped More Hints Over His Formula One Future

Ryan Sidle

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Lewis Hamilton Has Dropped More Hints Over His Formula One Future

There is just 41 days until the first race of the 2022 Formula One season begins and Lewis Hamilton's future is still up in the air, though the seven time world champion has dropped a couple of hints.

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Hamilton was understandably devastated after the final race of the 2021 season, when he was controversially denied a record breaking eighth driver's championship on the last lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

His dramatic team radio from the race, which saw Max Verstappen overtake him after a safety car restart and drive his way to his first world title, showed how he was feeling.

Rumours then started that Hamilton could walk away from the sport and he went silent on social media for several weeks, even unfollowing everyone on Instagram, including his own dog!

However, on Sunday, the British driver posted on Insta for the first time in eight weeks with a picture of himself simply captioned, "I've been gone. Now I'm back."

And if that seems like it could just be the 37-year-old reintroducing himself to one social media platform, then Hamilton was back dropping another hint on Monday.

This time the former McLaren driver posted a video to his Instagram story, showing him running through the streets of London in the early hours.

He captioned the video, "Back at it with @cullen_angela," as he jogged alongside his trainer, Angela Cullen.

Hamilton's latest hint that he could be returning to F1. Image: Instagram
Hamilton's latest hint that he could be returning to F1. Image: Instagram

Hamilton signed a new contract last year which would see him drive until the end of the 2023 season but the loss in December had caused worry about his future.

He managed to claw back a deficit in the driver's title to go into the Abu Dhabi race level on points with Verstappen and looked on course to win in the final race.

With just six laps to go a crash further down the track caused a safety car to come out and bunch the drivers back up, and allowed Verstappen to take a pit stop and get fresh tyres.

It looked like lapped cars between the two front runners weren't going to have time to unlap themselves and move out the way however, at the last minute, race director Michael Masi allowed only the behind Hamilton to unlap themselves.

Verstappen and Hamilton on the Yas Marina circuit. Image: Alamy
Verstappen and Hamilton on the Yas Marina circuit. Image: Alamy

With just fresh tyres, compared to Hamilton's older ones, it was easy for the Dutchman to go flying past and to controversially take his first title.

After all that, and with the regulations changed for 2022 to make things closer for the teams behind, this season could be even spicier than last.

Will Hamilton take his place on the first grid of the season?

Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram

Topics: Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen

Ryan Sidle
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