‘We’re just all wired differently’: Lewis Hamilton makes shocking revelation

Sir Lewis Hamilton has been aiming to reduce his carbon footprint in recent years.

Sir Lewis Hamilton has been involved in a number of scary crashes so far in his racing career, and he has seen a lot of nasty accidents during his time.

Sadly, some of those have ended worse than others, but generally, the seven-time world champion has no fear when he gets behind the wheel of a race car.

What he does not like, however, is driving on the road; he prefers to spend as little time as possible driving in public and, when he does, he tries to stick to nice, quiet roads.

Further, the 37-year-old has pushed in recent years for a great awareness of the environment, among a lot of other things.

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The last few years have been hard on a lot of people, and the power of social media has uncovered a lot more of the world issues that have existed for centuries – this is something that he has tried to change.

The Mercedes driver set up his own charity, Mission 44, after the findings of the Hamilton commission were released, and it is aimed at bringing more diversity into Formula 1.

This involves a charter that nine of the teams are said to have signed, and the charter dictates that the teams are to aim to employ a certain number of women, black people and members of the LGBTQ+ community in the coming years.

He has also gone vegan upon discovering the truths of animal cruelty and the harm food processing can do to the environment, and he has given up on a lot of his old habits.

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Hamilton has sold off a lot of his old sports cars, as well as getting rid of his private jet as he sets to reduce his carbon footprint and set a good example for others.

The 103-time race winner also tries to stay off the roads, but this is not just because of his ecological perspective.

“I just think that I find it stressful,” Hamilton told Vanity Fair. 

“I try not to do things that don’t add to my life, look, we’re on these roads, anything can happen.

“People say: ‘Dude! You drive around at 200 miles an hour!’ And I’m like, in terms of fear factor, that’s easy for me, I guess we’re just all wired differently.”

Hamilton has managed six podiums so far this season in an underperforming W13 car, and Mercedes have made it to within 30 points of Ferrari in the battle for second in the Constructors’ Standings.