Six-times Method One world champion Lewis Hamilton has a set of supercars value thousands and thousands of {dollars} however he not drives any of them.

The Mercedes driver, introduced this week because the new owner of a team in the electric off-road Extreme E series beginning up subsequent 12 months, informed reporters he was doing his finest to be environmentally pleasant.

“It is troublesome as a result of there are folks [who say] like ‘yeah, however you race a Method One automotive round each weekend’,” the 35-year-old Briton stated on Thursday on the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy’s Mugello circuit.

“A few of it is schooling as a result of not everybody is aware of the footprint that our sport at present has and what we’re doing by way of making an attempt to enhance that. However I am making loads of modifications in my private life.

“I do not drive any of the vehicles that I personal any extra. I solely drive my [electric Mercedes] EQC.”

Formula One issued a sustainability plan final 12 months with the intention of reaching a web zero-carbon footprint for the game by 2030. It has additionally promised that every one Method One occasions can be sustainable by 2025.

Hamilton, a vegan, stated he additionally drove a Sensible automotive and requested to be collected from airports in electrical automobiles. He has offered his personal jet.

In response to media stories, he owns a Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda, McLaren P1 and 1960s Shelby Cobra amongst different vehicles.

The championship chief stated he was impressed by Excessive E’s goals and targets, with every crew crew having a compulsory feminine driver.

The races shall be held in a number of the most distant and harsh environments together with the Brazilian rain forest, Greenland, Saudi Arabian deserts and mountains of Nepal to spotlight world warming.

There shall be no spectators however races shall be broadcast on TV and social media, with vehicles transported all over the world on a ship that doubles as a floating paddock.

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