Connect with us

2018 F1

Lewis Hamilton says he is not interested in Formula E

Published

on

  • 309
    Shares

Lewis Hamilton says he is not interested in Formula E because of the lack of petrol power, sound and speed.

Formula E is gaining in popularity and current McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne will drive for the new works Mercedes team in the forthcoming season.

“It’s great to see all the top brands – Audi, BMW, Mercedes – all heavily investing, but it’s a difficult one because I’m conflicted,” said five time world champion Hamilton.

“The gasses we emit with our cars are not particularly helpful, so on one side that’s a concern but on the other side, I’m a petrol head.

“I hope at least in my time it’s always going to be a fuel car with at least some sort of V-shaped engine with some sort of sound,” the Mercedes driver added.

Hamilton also said F1 and Formula E don’t compare in terms of performance.

“Maybe in five, ten years. But the technology that we have, it’s quite far advanced compared to them. They’re slower than Formula Ford at the moment so they’ve got a long way to catch the speed of a formula one car,” he added.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen agrees with Hamilton, insisting he will be one of the people vying to “buy the last barrels of oil in the world”.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F116 hours ago

Rumours denies zero Honda engine problems so far – Red Bull

309SharesDr Helmut Marko has added his denial to speculation Red Bull is struggling with excessive vibration from the 2019 Honda...

2019 F116 hours ago

Renault fast but ‘Red Bull faster’ – Hulkenberg

309SharesNico Hulkenberg says Renault has a fight on its hands to stay fourth in 2019. The German actually ended the...

2019 F116 hours ago

Ferrari opponents ‘bluffing’ – Leclerc

309SharesCharles Leclerc has played down Ferrari’s new status as the 2019 favourite by saying teams ‘bluff’ in winter testing. After...

2019 F11 day ago

Grosjean criticised change to the tyre rules for 2019 F1

309SharesHaas F1 speedy Romain Grosjean has criticised a change to the tyre rules for 2019. Pirelli says teams may no...

2019 F11 day ago

Alonso ‘could’ attend Barcelona second test – McLaren

309SharesMcLaren says Fernando Alonso will “maybe” be trackside at the Barcelona test next week. Earlier, there was speculation the now...

2019 F11 day ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 4 Full Results

309SharesNico Hulkenberg sets fastest lap of testing so far; Previously, Alex Albon was fastest for Toro Rosso; Valtteri Bottas follows...

2019 F12 days ago

F1 champs Rosberg, Button to be TV pundits in 2019 season

309SharesTwo former world champions will regularly be in the F1 paddock in 2019. Nico Rosberg has been signed up to...

2019 F12 days ago

Ferrari advantage ‘at least’ 5 tenths – Tost

309SharesMere days into 2019 winter testing, it appears that Ferrari has a clear advantage. With Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc...

2019 F12 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 Full Results

309SharesDaniil Kvyat goes fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of morning pace setter Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. Williams car finally...

2019 F13 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 First Half

309SharesKimi Raikkonen sets fastest time for Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of launch break in the third day of testing ;...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media