- Lewis Hamilton shared a series of worrying messages on Instagram about giving up
- The Formula 1 champion seemed to suggest his life did not have much meaning
- Mercedes has since come out to say the 34-year old was talking about the environment and not necessarily his personal life
Formula one racing driver Lewis Hamilton recently left his fans scratching their heads after he took to social media to share a worrying post on giving up.
Hamilton sparked fears he could potentially leave F1 after taking to Instagram to claim that very little mattered anymore.
“Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely,” he posted on his Instastory.
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Of course, for a person with over 13.2 million followers to share something like that, he quickly realized his error and was quick to delete the message, but that was not before curious online onlookers had grabbed it.
“Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don’t seem to care?” he asked.
He also seemed to suggest he would take a sabbatical to “gather his thoughts – something which threw his ardent fans into a frenzy.
Barely 48 hours after his initial sentiments went viral, Mercedes have come out to diffuse any tension by saying everything was alright as far as Hamilton was concerned.
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Mercedes said their main driver was simply talking about the environment and there was nothing to worry about as far as his career was concerned.
“I think he was referring to environmental issues and not anything related to racing,” a spokesperson was quoted by Express UK.
Hi fans have since flooded him with unconditional support, with some getting the sense that he was going through some form of mental breakdown that needed attention from a professional.
The 34-year old is under a deal with Mercedes which is supposed to run till the end of the year, although the contract was cast into serious doubt following his Instagram posts.
Only two days ago, Hamilton was on top of the world once again as he won his sixth consecutive Constructors’ Championship at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Despite the success, he seemed to suggest on his Instagram that his life lacked meaning.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton welcomed Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo to their garage ahead of the weekend's Grand Prix in Monaco.
The two sporting icons took a photo together ahead of practice session in Monte Carlo as the Portuguese star was shown around the garage.
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