F1 champion Lewis Hamilton says becoming vegan is ‘only way to save the planet’
Fernando Alonso, of clothing made from recycled plastic fame, basically tells him to shut his hypocritical pie hole
Formula 1 greats Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are at odds over the defending champ’s latest social media postings.
On the verge of his sixth drivers’ title, Hamilton caused a stir last week when he said he feels like “giving up” because people “don’t care about the environment.”
Hamilton has launched a vegan restaurant in London called Neat Burger. The Mercedes driver says that becoming vegan is the “only way to truly save our planet.”
When asked about Hamilton’s comments, former F1 driver Alonso told Spanish media outlet Cadena COPE: “I think I would keep my eating habits to myself.”
Alonso was speaking as he launched a new collection of his Kimoa fashion label, with all profits directed to a charity concerned with ocean pollution.
He added, “I would never release a message like Lewis’. You can’t send out a message on one day and on the next day do the opposite.
“We all know the lifestyle that Lewis has and that Formula 1 drivers take 200 planes a year. You can’t then say, ‘Don’t eat meat,'” Alonso said.
As for his new clothing line, Alonso said the sweatshirts are made from recycled plastic bottles.
“I believe that donating in full or doing the auction we are doing brings much more than anything we can say,” two-time F1 champion Alonso, well, said.