Formula 1 wants to become even more famous worldwide with new routes. Some have been added in recent years with Vietnam, Azerbaijan and Russia. Lewis Hamilton is clearly against any further plan.

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Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has spoken out against building a new circuit in Brazil. “My personal opinion is that the world does not need a new circuit”, said the Mercedes driver for the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday at the Nürburgring (from 3.10 p.m. in the live ticker on Chillreport): “I think it it is not particularly smart to cut 70,000 trees for this, I absolutely do not support that. “

“Heard they want sustainability to be important”

Formula 1 plans to build the new circuit on an unused military site in Deodoro, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. Among other things, 70,000 trees will be felled for the project. “I’ve heard you want to put a lot of emphasis on sustainability,” said Hamilton. “But the most sustainable thing is to leave the trees.”

Formula 1 plans to move the Brazilian Grand Prix to Rio. The contract with the line in Interlagos at the gates of Sao Paulo expires at the end of this year.

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