Why foolish Hamilton would be wrong to hide
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Why foolish Hamilton would be wrong to hide

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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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