There were some rumors floating that Lewis Hamilton may miss the Brazilian Grand Prix and a few of you asked if I had heard that story. Well, I hadn’t at the time but Lewis himself posted an update on his Instagram account explaining his delay in getting to Brazil:
Dear TeamLH, just wanted to let you know why things have been quiet on social media the past few days.
I’ve not been well with a fever but I also had a road accident in Monaco on Monday night.
Whilst ultimately, it is nobody’s business, there are people knowing my position that will try to take advantage of the situation and make a quick buck. NO problem.
Nobody was hurt, which is the most important thing.
But the car was obviously damaged and I made very light contact with a stationary vehicle.
Talking with the team and my doctor, we decided together that it was best for me to rest at home and leave a day later.
But i am feeling better and am currently boarding the plane to Brazil.
However, I am informing you because I feel we all must take responsibility for our actions. Mistakes happen to us all but what’s important is that we learn from them and grow.
Can’t wait for the weekend Brazil🙌🏾
It seems the three-time world driver’s champion had a driving incident. Hey, we can all make mistakes and have car accidents and Lewis has some serious cars with horsepower that is out to punish anyone so perhaps it’s easier for him than most.
He says he’s also not been feeling well with a fever so that has added to the delay as well. Not sure what the details are but I can understand him trying to get out in front of the story as journalists are no doubt narrowing in on the accident details. Better to relay the incident in verbiage you choose than to have it chosen for you.
We all know Lewis likes to drive fast, he even ran afoul of the law in Australia for hooning ahead of a grand prix. I will say that his words imply some element of impropriety on his part if he feels he has made a mistake and has to learn from it. Not the kind of words you’d choose if you have a run-of-the-mill fender-bender.
Seems like Lewis is having to learn lessons and grow from his actions with some frequency over the last 5 years. At his age now, you’d hope that those days are fewer and farther between.
In some ways, it is amazing more drivers don’t have more accidents given their penchant for driving fast and in super cars they own. They are the best of the best so one would expect them to be in control as I witnessed in Austin with Sebastian Vettel at the wheel of a Ferrari F12. Still, as Lewis says, mistakes happen.