Lewis Hamilton picks his dog as ideal passenger, reveals love of Smart cars and his hopes for a diverse future in F1

LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed that he has gone electrical with a newfound love of Smart cars.

The Formula One world champion has taken up an more and more inexperienced mantra in latest years regardless of beforehand pondering he would all the time stay a petrolhead.

Lewis Hamilton has gone electric while not racing his F1 car

Lewis Hamilton has gone electrical whereas not racing his F1 automotiveCredit score: Getty – Pool
The Mercedes star criticised F1 for its Hungarian GP anti-racism display and wants a more diverse sport in the future

The Mercedes star criticised F1 for its Hungarian GP anti-racism show and desires a extra diverse sport in the futureCredit score: AP:Related Press

In dialogue with his championship-winning group Mercedes, the Brit opened up on why he modified his thoughts.

And Hamilton additionally named his ideal passenger in the Q&A and spoke on his hopes for extra variety in F1.

When you weren’t a Formula One driver, what would you be as an alternative?

It’s a troublesome one. Most likely… in a band.

What instrument?


Many individuals discuss sustainability today. What does it imply to you?

Sustainability is the future. And it’s the one method that we’re going to have the ability to save this planet. So it’s one thing that individuals must get their minds round, that individuals must embrace – firms notably – but additionally every of us individually, in our family and in our every day lives.

What provides you hope in regards to the world today?

Individuals. In the end, everybody has their very own opinion and there are these which can be much less keen to vary. After which I see a lot extra positivity on the market of folks keen to vary their mindsets.

Electrical cars or petrol cars?

That’s a good query. I used to be rising up in the petrol period. I’d been one of these individuals who had been type of pondering ‘I’m by no means going to drive an electrical automotive’.

And now I’ve the EQC and I’ve an electrical Smart automotive, which I love and I solely drive these cars now. All of us need to make changes in our thoughts. I’ve simply been extra open minded and now I love it a lot, that I’m altering all my cars to electrical. And the nice factor is it has a constructive influence on the setting.

You’re occurring a five-hour drive. Who would you like in the passenger seat?


That’s your dog, proper? Sounds relaxed. Talking of that: How will you greatest chill out?

I believe I’m most relaxed once I’ve obtained my ft up, obtained Roscoe subsequent to me. Watching TV, watching a film with some type of sweets. [Laughs.] Really most likely much more so is being round household. Not even having to speak, however simply being round household. That for me is tremendous stress-free.

You want social media as a result of….

It’s the bridge between my followers and I.

What was your first thought while you noticed the brand new all-black livery for the Silver Arrows?

I’m simply so proud of my group for being open-minded, for shifting. In the end, all of us need to get out of the best way of ourselves in order to permit change.

How do you image Formula One ten years from now?

It’s going to hopefully be far more inclusive, a far more diverse sight for folks after they’re watching. When younger youngsters can watch, it doesn’t matter what their background is and say ‘I can get there, as a result of there may be somebody that appears like me there.

It appears to be very, very open and clearly the game is supportive of inclusion and variety’. So I hope to see a lot extra ladies concerned, I hope to see extra folks of colour.

Hamilton is often accompanied by his dog Roscoe

Hamilton is commonly accompanied by his dog RoscoeCredit score: BVA
Smart cars, owned by Mercedes, are Hamilton's choice for electric motoring

Smart cars, owned by Mercedes, are Hamilton’s alternative for electrical motoring

What makes you snicker?

Comedies, Eddie Murphy… I love watching motion pictures. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell. My uncle Terry. My brother. I believe they’re most likely the people who make me snicker essentially the most.

And what frightens you?

Spiders. Tarantulas. The thought of a tarantula. I couldn’t get close to one of them. No.

What does “winning” imply to you?

Profitable is a type of validation for all of the onerous work you set in.

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LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed that he has gone electrical with a newfound love of Smart cars.