Hamilton against cutting trees for new track in Brazil – Repeating Islands

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he saw no need for a new racetrack in Rio de Janeiro and was against cutting down forest trees to make way for it.

Plans for a grand prix circuit, which will replace Sao Paolo’s Interlagos on the F1 calendar, caused controversy locally with environmentalists opposed to the location.

Supporters of the project say more trees would be planted than those removed from the forested area in the Deodoro sector of western Rio, around what is now a disused military site.  (humans planting trees is not the same or as effective as nature planing and sustaining trees)

Source: Hamilton against cutting trees for new track in Brazil – Repeating Islands