A recent post from the Formula One Champion, Lewis Hamilton has raised eyebrows and quite a bunch of criticism even from his followers. He’s been mocked for vowing to cut his carbon footprint with a new £80K Mercedes. The motorist, 35, who’s a six-time champion was furiously dubbed out-of-touch after boasting about an electric Mercedes EQS to his Instagram followers.
Formula One Champion, Lewis Hamilton has raised eyebrows and quite a bunch of criticism from his followers for vowing to cut his carbon footprint with a new £80K Mercedes
Hamilton precisely boasted he’s doing a little to assist the environment, despite jetting across the world and driving gas-guzzling F1 vehicles. Paid yearly an estimated £38 million by Mercedes, Hamilton gushed over the EQS, which can go from 0 to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds.
‘It’s very essential we all take a moment to understand our footprint and the little changes we can make in our everyday living to put planet Earth first.’ Hamilton wrote. Unfortunately, the post did spark an infuriating backlash, with internet users branding Hamilton a clown and pointing out that the flash car – scheduled for next year will be out of price range for a lot of individuals.
‘Recently, I have been making a lot of changes to reduce my impact on our environment. The first step in this process is to understand my personal impact so I could make changes to elevate it. I have offset my carbon footprint from my Formula 1 Career, reduced my traveling, I have gone plant-based and outside of the track, and importantly use electric cars where required. I want to use my position to bring forth positive and permanent change, which is why I am working with Mercedes to slowly move their fleet of vehicles towards electric.’ He added.
Hamilton continued: ‘Here’s my new dream car, the EQS electric Mercedes and I can’t wait for its release. It’s challenging to always to perfect when we go about our daily living, but I am learning how to be better and committed to staying educated in playing my part.’ But Internet users ridiculed Hamilton for hailing the fully electric vehicle.
‘Seriously. You certainly must have one of the biggest carbon footprints across the world. How can anybody take all of this seriously?’ A user commented. Another added: ‘It’s evident you don’t have to pay for the car, hence it’s not much of an effort.’