Lewis Hamilton is not currently considering a move to Formula E after he quits F1, despite recent reports suggesting he is keen on the all-electric series.
The five-time F1 world champion recently urged his millions of followers on social media to adopt a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle, while revealing he has made a number of significant changes himself after a wave of criticism.
The Mercedes star explained his recent Instagram posts in today’s FIA press conference ahead of the Mexico Grand Prix, while claiming he has no intention of joining the German marque in the sustainable Formula E series.
“I have no interest whatsoever to do Formula E,” Hamilton said.
Speculation of a future move for Hamilton refuses to die down, although the F1 star was more concerned about stressing his green credentials in today’s conference and revealed he wants to be carbon neutral by the end of 2020.
Explaining his comments about the environment, Hamilton said: “I was watching a documentary and it was just sad to see the things that we are kind of not aware of.
“It just inspired me to want to do more and reach out to those who perhaps don’t know some of the things that are happening.
“I’m trying to make sure that by the end of the year I’m carbon neutral. I don’t allow anyone in my office but also within my household to buy any plastics. I want everything recycle-able down to deodorant, down to toothbrush, all these kind of things. So I’m trying to make as much change as I can in my personal space.
“I sold my plane over a year ago. I fly a lot less now, I try to fly less through the year and mostly fly commercial so that’s been a big change in my habits.
“I’ve avoided trips as well if I don’t need to do it, been in the UK for example with family and gone up to Bedfordshire and stayed with the family instead of gone on holiday.
“Obviously I’ve changed my diet which is quite a drastic difference.”
Hamilton went on to explain that he has sold many of his luxury cars while changing others to electric models as he looks to drastically alter his impact on the environment.
He added: “It’s not a quick fix, it’s not something you do over a short period of time.
“But I feel positive that I’m making those changes and I’m encouraging people around me, my friends are seeing me doing those and also be more conscious and looking to do those kind of things.”