Recently, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted a lament on Instagram about the need to save the environment. While some criticised the hypocrisy of racing in a petrol-run racing car, others have thrown their support.
Now, Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has invited the soon-to-be F1 champion to give the all-electric series a try.
Hamilton’s latest rant was not the first time he has been outspoken on social media on the future of the planet. In fact, he called on people to adopt a vegan diet and lead healthier lifestyles.
Among the supported of Lewis Hamilton was reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne. Now, the French driver said that it would be a “logical step” for Hamilton to give up F1 for the green tech of FE.
“To be honest with you not even two years ago I would have disagreed with what he said,” Vergne told Autosport.
“But today I have a greater awareness thanks to people like him, thanks to many other athletes in the world that are basically saying the same thing.
“I agree 100% with him and I want to achieve more in Formula E to join him and [show] that he’s not the only racing driver speaking his mind.
“He even sold his jet – he’s a lot more aware about the problems we are facing as human beings.
“He probably receives a lot of criticism [because] he races in a petrol car creating a lot more pollution than any other sport in the world.
“That’s why I think it will be a logical step for him to come in to Formula E, to do a lot more than just being a racing driver, a lot more than just being the greatest racing driver of all time, but to change the mentality of people, to inspire younger generations.
According to JEV, the younger generation needs to grow up with things that experienced drivers can teach them. Formula E had just concluded their 3-day pre-season test in Valencia, with newcomers, Porsche and Mercedes joining in.