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'Hamilton should switch F1 for Formula E'

'Hamilton should switch F1 for Formula E'

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'Hamilton should switch F1 for Formula E'

'Hamilton should switch F1 for Formula E'

Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has invited Lewis Hamilton to back up his environmental campaigning by giving the all-electric series a try.

Hamilton is regularly outspoken on social media regarding the future of the planet and this week suggested he was considering "giving up" over his concerns about the climate, calling for more people to adopt a vegan diet.

While Hamilton's views have prompted criticism from some quarters, Vergne praised Hamilton for using his platform to highlight the issues.

And he says it would be a "logical step" for Hamilton to give up the petrol-guzzling world of F1 for the green tech of FE.

"To be honest with you not even two years ago I would have disagreed with what he said," Vergne told Autosport.

"But today I have a greater awareness thanks to people like him, thanks to many other athletes in the world that are basically saying the same thing.

"I agree 100% with him and I want to achieve more in Formula E to join him and [show] that he's not the only racing driver speaking his mind.

"He even sold his jet - he's a lot more aware about the problems we are facing as human beings.

"He probably receives a lot of criticism [because] he races in a petrol car creating a lot more pollution than any other sport in the world.

"That's why I think it will be a logical step for him to come in to Formula E, to do a lot more than just being a racing driver, a lot more than just being the greatest racing driver of all time, but to change the mentality of people, to inspire younger generations.

"Because the younger generation needs to grow up with the things that we can teach them - exactly like what Lewis did."

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