- Lewis Hamilton says he is trying to go vegan out of concern for the planet
- Hamilton revealed he was going to watch food documentary ‘What the Health’
- Prior to the Singapore GP he also spoke his family medical history concerns
Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is trying to go vegan out of concern for the planet, love of animals and his own health.
Hamilton revealed on Snapchat in run-up to the Singapore Grand Prix that he was going to watch the Netflix documentary ‘What the Health’ and was ‘on a mission’ to go vegan.
‘It’s something I’ve kind of being going towards anyway. I stopped eating red meat two years ago,’ the 32-year-old Mercedes driver confirmed to reporters pre-race.
F1 workd champion Lewis Hamilton says he is trying to go vegan out of concern for the planet
Hamilton revealed in run-up to the Singapore Grand Prix that he was ‘on a mission’ to go vegan
‘This year I stopped eating chicken and then kind of went back to it and now I’ve stopped again. So I’ve generally been pescatarian really for the majority of the year and then I’m cutting fish.
‘I have actually eaten plant-based food for the last two days and it has been amazing. So far I don’t feel like I’m missing out.
‘But I am at the race so I have chefs here. I don’t know how easy that’s going to be when I get home. That is going to be a real test.’
The Briton spoke also of his concern about global warming and family history of health issues
The Briton, whose private jet and luxury sportscars have featured prominently on his various social media feeds, spoke also of his concern about global warming and family history of health issues.
‘I don’t want in 10 or 20 years to have diabetes or have heart issues which has been in my family, cancer which has also been in my family. I don’t want to catch any of that stuff,’ he added.
‘By letting people that are following me know, maybe I can encourage a couple of people to do the same thing.’