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Hamilton not a hypocrite for promoting Extreme E

Hamilton not a hypocrite for promoting Extreme E

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Hamilton not a hypocrite for promoting Extreme E

Hamilton not a hypocrite for promoting Extreme E

Lewis Hamilton does not believe he is being hypocritical by taking ownership of an Extreme E team and promoting sustainable technology as part of his "rest-of-life changes".

Hamilton has not been afraid to alter his lifestyle in recent years as he sold his private jet, uses only electric vehicles where possible and is also a vegan.

The six-time champion now views the launch of his X44 team in Extreme E as the next phase of his evolution, although has faced criticism given the sport in which he competes, despite its aims to be carbon neutral by 2030.

"This is long-term, rest-of-life changes I am making in my life," said Hamilton.

"Undoubtedly it is difficult because you have people who are like 'Yeah, but you race a Formula 1 car every weekend'.

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"I think ultimately, some of it is education because not everyone knows what footprint our sport has and what we are currently doing to try and improve that.

"But what I have tried to say is that I am making a lot of changes in my personal life. I don't drive any of the cars I own any more."

Extreme E is a new electric off-roading championship that will race in remote locations around the world in places that have been greatly affected by climate change.

Believing he can use his high profile to make a difference, Hamilton added: "I am trying to do my best whilst still doing what I love doing and helping to put pressure on people here in this sport.

"There are lots of areas where we can be way more sustainable, and I think I have got more power from within."

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