Lewis Hamilton owns some of the world's fastest production cars, however he claims he no longer drives them for environmental reasons.
The six-time Formula One world champion, who sold his private jet and became a vegan last year, told reporters on Thursday that he was doing his best to reduce his personal carbon footprint: "I don’t drive any of the cars that I own any more. I only drive my [electric Mercedes] EQC".
Hamilton, who took his 90th F1 victory this weekend at the Tuscan Grand Prix, owns a McLaren P1, 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda 760, Mercedes AMG GTR, Ferrari 599 Aperta, Mercedes-Maybach S600, Mercedes-AMG G63, Mercedes-AMG SLS, Cadillac Escalade, and a Ford Shelby Mustang GT500.
Last week, Hamilton announced his intention to enter a team in the new Extreme E all electric off-road racing series.
The competition, which will begin next year, is expected to host races in remote parts of the world such as Greenland and Nepal to promote environmental awareness.
The team will be named X44, after Hamilton's own car number.
In 2019 – five years after transitioning to hybrid powertrains – Formula One released its own “sustainability strategy”, which outlined a path to carbon neutrality by 2030.
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