Six-time Formula One globe winner Lewis Hamilton has a assortment of supercars value hundreds of thousands of bucks but he no extended drives any of them.
The Mercedes driver, declared this 7 days as the new owner of a workforce in the electrical off-highway Extraordinary E series beginning up up coming year, instructed reporters he was undertaking his best to be environmentally welcoming.
“It’s challenging due to the fact there are people today (who say) like ‘yeah, but you race a Formula One auto all over every single weekend’,” the 35-year-aged Briton said on Thursday at the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy’s Mugello circuit.
“Some of it really is schooling due to the fact not absolutely everyone is familiar with the footprint that our activity at the moment has and what we’re undertaking in conditions of trying to boost that. But I’m creating a whole lot of alterations in my own lifetime.
“I do not push any of the vehicles that I possess anymore. I only push my (electrical Mercedes) EQC.”
Formula One issued a sustainability strategy past year with the goal of obtaining a net zero-carbon footprint for the activity by 2030. It has also promised that all Formula One situations would be sustainable by 2025.
Hamilton, a vegan, said he also drove a Sensible auto and requested to be collected from airports in electrical autos. He has bought his non-public jet.
In accordance to media stories, he owns a Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda, McLaren P1 and nineteen sixties Shelby Cobra among the other vehicles.
The championship leader said he was impressed by Extraordinary E’s aims and ambitions, with each and every workforce crew having a obligatory woman driver.
The races will be held in some of the most distant and harsh environments including the Brazilian rain forest, Greenland, Saudi Arabian deserts and mountains of Nepal to spotlight worldwide warming.
There will be no spectators but races will be broadcast on Tv and social media, with vehicles transported all over the globe on a boat that doubles as a floating paddock.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, modifying by Ed Osmond)