Lewis Hamilton feels F1 drivers ‘ought to in all probability get off’ social media as it’s ‘getting an increasing number of poisonous’

Lewis Hamilton feels F1 drivers ought to in all probability steer clear of social media as it’s getting an increasing number of poisonous today.

The Mercedes driver was questioned about his views on social media through the 2022 F1 Mexican GP post-race press convention. Hamilton opined that the state of affairs was changing into more and more poisonous, necessitating drivers in all probability staying away from social media. He mentioned:

“Yeah, I believe social media is getting an increasing number of poisonous because the years go on. I believe we should always in all probability get off it, in the end. So many individuals… psychological well being is such a distinguished factor proper now. I do know so many individuals studying their feedback and the stuff that individuals say and it’s hurtful. Fortuitously, I do not learn that stuff however the media platforms undoubtedly have to do extra to guard folks, significantly younger children and ladies. However in the meanwhile, they don’t seem to be doing that so I believe it’ll simply proceed.”

Max Verstappen too echoed comparable sentiments to Lewis Hamilton. He, nonetheless, reasoned the rising toxicity is contributed to by the game’s development and rising reputation. He mentioned:

“I believe it is simply the game is extra common so there are extra folks watching, so extra persons are writing. I believe it is simply that. It is not nice that they’re allowed to put in writing these sorts of issues so I hope we will provide you with a sort of algorithm that stops folks from being keyboard warriors, as a result of these sort of folks… they may by no means come as much as you and say this stuff in entrance of your face, as a result of they’re sitting in entrance of their desk or no matter at residence, being upset, being annoyed, they usually can write no matter they like as a result of the platform lets you. Yeah, that may be actually damaging and hurtful to some folks and it is not the way it must be.”

Lewis Hamilton scored his second consecutive P2 in Mexico

Lewis Hamilton scored his second consecutive P2 end in Mexico after having challenged for the win earlier in Austin. The Briton, nonetheless, lamented Mercedes’ unsuitable technique that did not give him an opportunity to mount a correct offense in opposition to Max Verstappen. He mentioned:

“It was a superb race for me as we speak, though we did not select the precise tire technique in hindsight. Nonetheless, to be this near Crimson Bull makes me very happy with my staff and I am very grateful to them for the laborious work they’ve put in to maintain on shifting us ahead. The race tempo typically was fairly good, however we have been offset on tires for many of the race.”

Lewis Hamilton additional mentioned:

“Possibly we should always have began on the smooth, however clearly we went for the medium, then took the laborious to make the one cease work; it seemed fairly good on the primary stint, however then the Crimson Bull was simply too fast for us – and had the higher tire technique as we speak as nicely.”

Hamilton is but to safe a race win to date this season, with Mexico arguably being his finest alternative to win a race. The driving force will now be placing his finest foot ahead for the following two races.

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