Lewis Hamilton was at the Mercedes factory this week as the team prepare for the new F1 season.
Hamilton’s participation this year remains in doubt after the controversial finale of the 2021 campaign.
But the seven-time champion was at the Mercedes F1 factory on Monday and Tuesday of this week, completing the pre-season tasks necessary to race.
He also shared some videos of himself doing physical training and preparation.
Hamilton’s movements in recent days show he is preparing for the F1 season as he would any other – but that should not be taken as confirmation that he will be racing this year.
The 37-year-old is awaiting the outcome of the investigation into the final race of last season before making a final decision on his commitment to F1 this year.
Race director Michael Masi failed to properly follow the rules while managing the safety car period at the end of the race, and his actions resulted in Hamilton losing the championship to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton hasn’t spoken publicly since the race, apart from a brief social media post last weekend in which he said: “I was gone. Now I’m back.”
But the events in Abu Dhabi are known to have disillusioned Hamilton and caused him to lose faith in the FIA.
F1 drivers are due to meet with representatives of the governing body this week to discuss the events in Abu Dhabi and what can be learned from Masi’s mistakes there, as part of the investigation on the events of the race.