Why foolish Hamilton would be wrong to hide

Why foolish Hamilton would be wrong to hide

Lewis Hamilton did something "inappropriate" on social media over Christmas, then curiously kicked off 2018 by wiping his feeds. Formula 1 fans should hope it's not the end of an honest, if sometimes flawed, glimpse into a four-time champion's private life

If you polled every racing fan under the sun, the perfect driver would be all manner of things - brave, aggressive, super-fast on track, and not content with a dull corporate image off it. They would be outspoken and honest, with a rags-to-riches, underdog, did-it-their-way backstory, while maintaining a humble grounding that shows they never forget where they have come from.

The current crop of Formula 1 drivers display many excellent qualities, but none are 'perfect'. Closest is Lewis Hamilton. He's a super-fast and super-successful racing driver despite being a black man who didn't grow up in privilege. You only need to look at the general motorsport demographic to know that either one of those is enough to make a racing career unlikely, let alone the chance to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.

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