6-time Formulation Just one entire world winner Lewis Hamilton has a assortment of supercars value thousands and thousands of dollars but he no for a longer time drives any of them.
The Mercedes driver, declared this 7 days as the new proprietor of a crew in the electric off-street Excessive E series commencing up next 12 months, advised reporters he was executing his most effective to be environmentally friendly.
“It is difficult due to the fact there are individuals (who say) like ‘yeah, but you race a Formulation Just one automobile around every single weekend’,” the 35-12 months-aged Briton stated on Thursday at the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy’s Mugello circuit.
“Some of it is education due to the fact not all people understands the footprint that our activity at this time has and what we’re executing in terms of hoping to improve that. But I’m making a large amount of modifications in my personal lifetime.
“I you should not drive any of the autos that I possess any longer. I only drive my (electric Mercedes) EQC.”
Formulation Just one issued a sustainability plan last 12 months with the intention of achieving a web zero-carbon footprint for the activity by 2030. It has also promised that all Formulation Just one activities would be sustainable by 2025.
Hamilton, a vegan, stated he also drove a Good automobile and asked for to be gathered from airports in electric autos. He has marketed his personal jet.
According to media experiences, he owns a Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda, McLaren P1 and sixties Shelby Cobra amongst other autos.
The championship leader stated he was impressed by Excessive E’s aims and goals, with each individual crew crew obtaining a necessary feminine driver.
The races will be held in some of the most remote and harsh environments which includes the Brazilian rain forest, Greenland, Saudi Arabian deserts and mountains of Nepal to spotlight world wide warming.
There will be no spectators but races will be broadcast on Tv and social media, with autos transported around the entire world on a boat that doubles as a floating paddock.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, modifying by Ed Osmond)