6-time Components 1 earth winner Lewis Hamilton has a assortment of supercars truly worth millions of dollars but he no longer drives any of them.
The Mercedes driver, announced this 7 days as the new operator of a team in the electrical off-highway Extreme E collection commencing up up coming yr, informed reporters he was undertaking his greatest to be environmentally helpful.
“It is really tricky for the reason that there are people (who say) like ‘yeah, but you race a Components 1 car about every weekend’,” the 35-yr-old Briton reported on Thursday at the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy’s Mugello circuit.
“Some of it’s training for the reason that not every person is aware of the footprint that our sport presently has and what we are undertaking in phrases of hoping to strengthen that. But I am creating a lot of variations in my personalized lifetime.
“I don’t generate any of the cars that I individual any more. I only generate my (electrical Mercedes) EQC.”
Components 1 issued a sustainability approach past yr with the intention of accomplishing a net zero-carbon footprint for the sport by 2030. It has also promised that all Components 1 functions would be sustainable by 2025.
Hamilton, a vegan, reported he also drove a Clever car and requested to be collected from airports in electrical cars. He has offered his personal jet.
In accordance to media studies, he owns a Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda, McLaren P1 and sixties Shelby Cobra among the other cars.
The championship chief reported he was impressed by Extreme E’s aims and targets, with every team crew obtaining a obligatory female driver.
The races will be held in some of the most remote and severe environments which includes the Brazilian rain forest, Greenland, Saudi Arabian deserts and mountains of Nepal to highlight global warming.
There will be no spectators but races will be broadcast on Tv and social media, with cars transported about the earth on a boat that doubles as a floating paddock.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)