Lewis Hamilton accused of creating a thirst curse

The cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix created a four-week break between races in Australia and Azerbaijan.

Formula 1 most certainly needs to return this weekend, with the four-week break having clearly pushed the fans to their absolute limit.

In just the last few days ahead of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso has been linked to international pop star sensation Taylor Swift, and Lewis Hamilton has been linked to having created a ‘thirst trap curse’.

Supposedly, every time the seven-time World Champion posts a topless photo on social media, something happens to a top F1 figure.

More often than not, an F1 figure loses their job, with Mike Elliott being the latest victim.

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Just a couple of days after Hamilton posted a topless photo from Coachella, it was announced that Mercedes’ chief technical officer James Allison and technical officer Mike Elliott would be swapping jobs, after the pair believed their strengths were best suited to each other’s position.

Some huge events also happened last year following a Hamilton ‘thirst trap’, with four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel having announced his retirement not long after the 38-year-old went shirtless on social media.

Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Schumacher, and Nicholas Latifi all lost their seats as well following a Hamilton snap, with fans now wondering who his next victim will be.

This is because the 103-time race winner posted a topless photo on social media ahead of this weekend at the Baku City Circuit, a venue which left him with severe spinal pain 12 months ago due to severe porpoising.

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“What does it mean to be motivated?” Hamilton asked on Instagram, along with a series of topless photos.

“For me it means choosing to push myself to be better in all things. In our work, in creativity, in life overall. Motivation means taking care of ourselves, training both mind and body, and working toward progress no matter how small it may seem.

“I’m no stranger to tough days. When they come, it feels impossible to push on. That negativity isn’t real, it’s all in the mind and I know you have it in you to overcome it.”