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- Updated: February 6, 2018
Lewis Hamilton had been away from social media for a while, but the Mercedes driver has returned to Twitter with a bang – teasing his fans with a countdown video until the unveiling of his new W09 F1 car.
The Formula One season will begin in Australia on March 25, with Mercedes set to launch its new car on February 22 at Silverstone.
To add to the growing excitement among fans, Hamilton decided to post a video of the team working behind the scenes on its new car.
The moment when a thousand years worth of working hours are put to the test. This is the moment that starts everything, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…🔥🔥🔥🔥#W09Countdown @MercedesAMGF1 pic.twitter.com/5iFJiiaPVR
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) February 5, 2018
He tweeted, “The moment when a thousand years worth of working hours are put to the test.
“This is the moment that starts everything, the moment we’ve all been waiting for.. #W09Countdown @MercedesAMGF1.”
A host of fans greeted his post with the expected dose of excitement.
The four-time world champion has not been on Twitter since the end of last year, just days after he publicly apologised for a post in which he told his nephew that “boys don’t wear princess dresses.”
However, when it comes to things related to racing, there are few who have the sort of fanfare that the 33-year-old can boast of, with his 5.25m followers on Twitter is the biggest following of any F1 driver.
“Welcome back lewis …… don’t leave it so long next time xxxx,” one fan said.
“Welcome back to Twitter Lewis..Enjoyed your posts on Instagram but so pleased to see you tweet..
“Can’t wait to see the car and obviously the season ahead where I’m sure #TeamLH wish you all the best #GodBless’, another added.
A third tweeted. “Welcome back Lewis…..You have been so missed on here and I am so happy to see you back ….
“Time to #CountDown to seeing you in that winning #WO9 #2018#F1….#TeamLH with you always.”
Recently, team boss Toto Wolff had spoken about how his crew would not make too many changes to the car from the previous edition.
“Some of the character traits from a diva, we like,” Wolff said.
“The W08 was the fastest car in Formula One, it scored the most pole positions and won the most races.
“So, you need to be careful not to dump the things that actually work on the car, just to remedy the difficulties the car showed.
“We analysed it properly and when we go testing in a months’ time, we will see if the car is a little bit better behaved or not.”