Lewis Hamilton’s brother Nicolas has provided an update on how the Mercedes Formula One star is doing amid his media silence since losing the 2021 title in Abu Dhabi.
Since his controversial title defeat to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of 5 December, seven-time world champion Hamilton has hardly been seen or heard from on social media.
He deleted all those he was following on Instagram and has not posted anything for a fortnight on any of his social media accounts – Instagram and Twitter – since 11 December.
Nicolas Hamilton has now opened up on why his brother has decided to step away from social media.
“I think he is just having a bit of a social media break, which I don’t blame him for,” Nicolas explained to fans during an exchange on streaming platform Twitch.
“Social media can be a very toxic place. But he’s cool though. He’s fine.”