The seven-time world champion recently signed a blockbuster deal with Ferrari which will see him leave Mercedes after 12 seasons, which have included six of his seven title victories.
The entire paddock was left reeling at the news of his impending departure at the end of the season to join the Scuderia, where he will bid to become the first F1 driver in history to win an eighth world drivers’ championship.
Understandably, communications have been kept very much to official channels since the seismic switch, but Hamilton reached out to fans on Instagram on Tuesday evening to convey his thanks for the support he has received.
Hamilton thanks fans for support after move
Hamilton is loved by fans across the world and has received countless messages of support since his decision was announced.
The 39-year-old was keen to display his gratitude in his Instagram message, which was his first time addressing fans since his decision to leave the Silver Arrows.
“The past few days have been all love,” he wrote. “Thank you all, the energy and support means everything.”
He also reinforced his focus on the campaign ahead with Mercedes, posting: “Can’t wait to start this season. 2024 is all us 🎯”