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Sir Lewis Hamilton has taken another step to suggest he's still not over his Formula One driver's world championship loss to Max Verstappen, whilst questions about his future continue to be asked.
Hamilton lost the chance to claim his record breaking his eighth driver's world title on the last lap of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi just a week and a half ago.
The Mercedes driver was clearly very emotional about how the final race ended, as his radio message to race engineer 'Bono' proved.
The British driver had a very classy hug with Verstappen after the race but he hasn't been heard of much since, with rumours that he's considering quitting the sport swirling around.
Now Hamilton has raised further questions about how he's taking it all, with the 36-year-old unfollowing everyone on Instagram, including his own dog Roscoe and brother Anthony.
The seven time drivers' world champion hasn't spoken about the loss since it happened in the middle east, but he has been seen in public.
Just days after the loss, Hamilton was knighted by a Prince Charles, in a ceremony in Windsor Castle, to become 'Sir Lewis Hamilton.'
Lewis Hamilton becomes the fourth Formula One driver to be knighted. Hamilton holds the record for most race wins with 103 while he is tied with German great Michael Schumacher on seven drivers' championships https://t.co/vfvSLyx44U pic.twitter.com/RXP9G1x0ps— Reuters (@Reuters) December 15, 2021
There was drama throughout the season between Hamilton and Verstappen, as the former McLaren driver was given his first real test at the top of the title race since teammate Nico Rosberg beat him in 2016.
The pair had been involved in a number of crashes and incidents and it didn't stop in Abu Dhabi, with the pair clashing on the first lap and Hamilton needing to drive over a corner to avoid making proper contact.
He then looked to be heading towards the race win, and eighth title, when Nicholas Latifi crashed with six laps to go, leading to a safety car.
Race director Michael Masi allowed only the lapped cars between Hamilton and Verstappen to unlap themselves, leading to a 'manufactured' ending, and the Red Bull driver soon overtook his rival to become world champion for the first time.
The exciting title race could lead to more followers next year for the sport and the new rules means the cars will have changed and no one knows who will have the advantage when it comes to the cars.
Hamilton will also have a new teammate in the shape of George Russell next year, which could make for exciting race tactics between the team if he can be up near the front runners.
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