F1 legend defends Lewis Hamilton after ‘hypocritical’ feedback over environmental fears

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Method One legend Damon Hill says Lewis Hamilton’s jet-setting way of life opened him as much as deserved criticism – however has backed his fellow Brit’s controversial environmental issues.

Hamilton, who’s on the verge of profitable a sixth F1 world title, just lately urged his followers to go vegan and worryingly stated he looks like “giving up on the whole lot” as a result of his fears in regards to the setting.

However the 34-year-old celebrity has induced a stir, given he usually travels through personal jet to attend the F1 races that are held all around the world.

Hamilton’s Mercedes crew are additionally sponsored by Petronas, a Malaysian oil and gasoline firm, whereas the Brit is thought to get pleasure from time away from the observe by globe-trotting and mixing with a-list celebrities on luxurious yachts.

Lewis Hamilton has confronted criticism for his controversial social media posts

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And Hill, the 1996 F1 world champion, understands the criticism aimed his means – however says Hamilton has the appropriate to try to make the world a greater place.

He wrote on Twitter: “Lewis will get no finish of flack for this, being a jet stetting F1 star. We’re all hypocritical to better or lesser levels.

“But when individuals like him do not communicate out then all of us stick with it in the identical vein and do not even attempt to change. Its not that unhealthy, consuming carrots.”

Hamilton switched to a plant-based weight loss program in 2017 and in September he helped launch a vegan burger restaurant in London.

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Hamilton usually makes use of a non-public jet to attend Method One races

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He raised fears among the many Method One fraternity on Tuesday after posting worrying social media messages during which he says he looks like “giving up on the whole lot”.

He wrote on Instagram : “Actually, I really feel like giving up on the whole lot. Shut down fully. Why trouble when the world is such a multitude and other people do not appear to care.

“I will take a second away to assemble my ideas. Thanks to these of you who do give a rattling in regards to the world.”

His feedback have been blasted by some followers on Twitter, with one person highlighting Hamilton’s extravagant way of life.

Method One icon Damon Hill has defended the Mercedes driver

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He wrote: “Lewis Hamilton; Owns a £25 million personal jet. Races vehicles for a dwelling. Has a £13 million automobile assortment. Owns a £three million yacht.

“Prevented taxes on his jet utilizing tax avoidance scheme. Sponsored by Petronas, a Malaysian oil and gasoline firm.”

The considerably controversial tweet obtained over eight,000 likes, whereas one other fan added: “Don’t overlook how his automobile will get to the place the race is held. By airplane or boat. Stuffed with diesel, plus turbines. So nothing environmentally ‘good’ there.”

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