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F1 champion Hamilton more 'strategic' online after video row

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plans to be more "strategic" on social media after provoking outrage for chastising his nephew for wearing a princess dress.

The Mercedes driver made his first public appearance since posting the Instagram video on Thursday, launching his car for the new season at Silverstone circuit.

In the video posted around Christmas with his nephew, Hamilton said "Why are you wearing a princess dress?" before telling him that "boys don't wear princess dresses!" The criticism led to Hamilton retreating from social media and deleting the contents of his accounts.

Standings: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Feb. 22
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Ryan Blaney581
2Joey Logano502
3Austin Dillon473
4Darrell Wallace Jr.474
5Paul Menard465
6Michael McDowell396
7Denny Hamlin377
8Ryan Newman348
9Chris Buescher339
10Aric Almirola3310
11Trevor Bayne3111
12Martin Truex Jr.3012

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