Formula 1 – private cars: Hamilton switches to electric

Hamilton switches to electric

Lewis Hamilton is committed to electric cars and leaves his super sports cars and classics in the garage

E.There are hardly any bigger CO2 footprints than those of a Formula 1 driver. He travels around the world for a whole season, burns 100 kilos of fuel per race – albeit highly efficiently – and mostly drives high-horsepower super sports cars privately.
For a long time, this also applied to the superstar of the scene: Lewis Hamilton (36). The record-breaking world champion calls a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 his own, a special edition of the Pagani Zonda or a Mercedes-AMG G63. To name just a few models. But now he reveals: He no longer drives these cars!

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes-Benz EQC

Hamilton on Instagram: “I have made a lot of changes in my life lately to reduce my impact on the environment. I’ve offset the carbon footprint from my Formula 1 career since 2007, I’ve reduced my journeys, eat a vegan diet, and outside of the race track I try to use electric cars wherever possible. “

The Brit continues: “I would also like to use my position as a racing driver to implement positive and lasting changes, which is why I am working closely with Mercedes to slowly convert their vehicle fleet to electric cars. My new dream car is the new, fully electric EQS. I can’t wait for it to be released! “
Until then, he will fall back on the already existing Mercedes electric fleet. “I don’t drive any of the cars I own any more,” said Hamilton recently on the sidelines of a Formula 1 race. “I only drive my EQC.” The 408 hp EQC is the first electric SUV from Daimler and the first product from the Mercedes electric brand EQ.
In the picture gallery we show which cars Hamilton is dreaming of in the future and which are now waiting in vain for him in his garage.


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