GeneralLewis Hamilton: Is The British F1 Phenomenon Retiring?

Lewis Hamilton: Is The British F1 Phenomenon Retiring?

-

- Advertisment -spot_img

Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to success over the course of his F1 and racing careers. Hamilton began karting in 1993 at the age of 8. Its been noted that his father had to work 4 jobs to support little Hamilton’s racing career growing up.

Hamilton is one of Britain’s finest sportsmen and arguably F1’s greatest driver, ever. He started his F1 career in 2007 and a year later won his first World championship. Now he’s looking to make it his 7th.

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his several wins and Championships in F1:Source//: The Sunday Times

Recently Hamilton became the record holder in terms of race wins. A record perviously held by Michael Schumacher. Its fair to say he’s in good company.

However his recent comments after his Emilia-Romagna GP win has left fans wondering if he’ll be racing with Mercedes next year or in F1 at all. 

There is speculation that after his 7th win he’ll most likely take a year out and start again when the new regulations of F1 come into effect in 2022. As it currently stands he hasn’t signed on his new contract with Mercedes so he will he a free agent when he returns to Formula 1 racing.

Hamilton and Mercedes have had a brilliant relationship, competition wise, but with the Mercedes boss Toto Wolff not sure whether he himself will continue on, Hamilton’s future is all up in the air.

Besides sport, Hamilton has been very vocal on the side of social change. With a large platform, he has always felt the need to speak up for the quieter or unheard voices – whether it’s the Black Lives Matter campaign or #EndSARS. We must not forget, that he himself is an outlier in F1, being one of the few black drivers or personnel in the sport, he is accustomed to being treated differently.

Even when he had beaten the F1 racing record other drivers made remarks dismissing his talent and factoring his car, rather than Hamilton’s skill, as a reason for winning.

Hamilton could have easily allowed the struggles facing minorities to be someone else’s problem and bask in the glory and admiration of his wins, but he chose the path that felt right for him.

Lewis Hamilton is truly at the top of his game and has taken the F1 scene by storm. His dominance will not be easily forgotten and he has cemented his place within F1 history.

The question is now what will Lewis Hamilton do? Will he continue to make stands and speak up even if he retires?

Jireh Antwi
Jireh Antwi
Jireh Antwi is a writer for the Common Sense Network. He is of Ghanaian descent and has a keen interest in the science field having a Microbiology and Molecular biology degree which he currently uses in his career. Sports and technology are some of his passions, alongside political shenanigans.

Latest news

Globe Theatre “Violating History” with Non-Binary Joan of Arc Production

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's Joan of Arc will use 'they'them' pronouns in the new production "I, Joan." Many have accused...

Serena Williams: “Between Tennis And Family, I Choose The Latter”

Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, and a...

Jennette McCurdy: Mother’s Unfulfilled Dreams Led To Abuse

Nickelodeon star memoir "I'm Glad My Mum Died", details abuse as her mother lived vicariously through her. Child actress Jennette...

Young People Are The Real Victims Of The Recession

The bank of England has predicted a recession with interest rates rising to 1.75%. How are young people able...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Premier League: Taking The Knee Has Lost Its Significance

On Wednesday, 20 premier league captains confirmed that they intend to stop taking the knee before every match, instead,...

Ableism Goes Beyond Music Lyrics

Global superstar Beyoncé was in hot water over the use of an offensive term to describe people with cerebral...

Must read

Globe Theatre “Violating History” with Non-Binary Joan of Arc Production

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's Joan of Arc will use 'they'them'...

Young People Are The Real Victims Of The Recession

The bank of England has predicted a recession with...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Serena Williams: “Between Tennis And Family, I Choose The Latter”

Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of...

Scotland Becomes First UK Nation to Ban Smacking of Children

Scotland has become the 58th country in the world...

Are The Grand Tour’s homophobic comments really that big a deal?

This week, presenters of Amazon Prime show The Grand...