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Hamilton's Instagram 'why bother' posts not about F1 - Mercedes

2019-10-16 09:02
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes winner of the Pirelli GP de France 2019 at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23, 2019 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Even the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team is confused about five-time champion Lewis Hamilton's latest social media posts.

Although it was later deleted, the Mercedes driver declared on Instagram that he feels "like giving up on everything".

'Extinction of our race'

"Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don't seem to care. I'm going to take a moment away to gather my thoughts," Hamilton said.

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He also talked about the environment and the impending "extinction of our race", and said becoming a vegan is "the only way to truly save our planet".

The posts caused some of the championship leader's fans to fear about his well-being.

Germany's SID news agency asked a Mercedes spokesman to confirm whether the posts were authentic.

"I think he was referring to environmental issues and not anything related to racing. However, I'm not sure," the spokesman said.

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