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Major broadcasting company BBC has highlighted Lewis Hamilton’s love for the plant-based lifestyle as a major highlight of 2019.

In a series of videos, BBC Sport created a summary of Hamilton’s recent achievements in preparation for the Sports Personality Of The Year Award.

‘The most successful British driver’

The Formula 1 champion, who has been described as ‘the most successful British driver’, already scooped the award back in 2014 – and has been nominated consecutively for the last three years.

“Hamilton is interested in fashion, extols the virtues of a plant-based diet and often posts about his beloved bulldogs,” BBC Sport states.


The vegan athlete often speaks out about the benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as the exploitation of animals.

Earlier this year, Hamilton shared graphic footage of the leather industry to almost 13 million Instagram followers – urging his fans to ‘never buy leather’.

“I woke up feeling good today, but this has just broke my spirit. This is so graphic, so barbaric. PETA how can I help stop this?” he wrote alongside the video.

“She’s wincing from the pain of being smashed with a sledgehammer. She was still moving when they stabbed her.

“Her skin is now out there somewhere, likely turned into a belt or jacket. Her life was worth more than a piece of clothing—please, never buy leather.”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.