Lewis Hamilton has stated that Petronas, the Mercedes team’s technical partner, is “committed to talent development and technology research,” as it helps the sport move to a greener future.
Formula 1 has been clear that it is set on cutting its carbon footprint, achieving “net zero” by 2030, as part of a wider sustainable vision.
Hamilton has been clear about his own support for a more environmentally friendly motorsport industry, accepting that there is a long way to go to cut carbon emissions to an acceptable level.
Even though more must be done, the seven-time world champion was clear that Petronas, a key partner of Mercedes, is doing significant work to build a more sustainable future for Formula 1.
Following a visit to Imperial College London, Hamilton explained how he was impressed by the work that is being done by Petronas at their Global Technology Centre, with students there working on developing technology to cut greenhouse gases.
“Petronas, and the Team, have always been committed to talent development and technology research that creates a positive social impact,” Hamilton told the Mercedes website.
“It was interesting to see first-hand how Petronas is working with Imperial College on co-developing some of tomorrow’s technologies and having the chance to speak with some of the Petronas funded Malaysian students about their experiences here in the UK.”
“It was brilliant to have Lewis visit the university and to witness the vital research taking place here, along with providing the opportunity for Petronas students to demonstrate first-hand the work that they are doing here at Imperial College London,” Norhayati Hashim, CEO of Petronas Research, added.
“This partnership truly highlights Petronas’ commitment to addressing the energy transition responsibly, along with its dedication to developing talent within engineering subjects.”
Hamilton is currently at the centre of a discussion about his own future in Formula 1, as negotiations remain ongoing between himself and Mercedes.
It’s currently unclear whether he will commit to another season at the team, look elsewhere or leave Formula 1 all together.