Following the recent retirement of Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, it’s been widely speculated that the British supercar star would go racing in some manner.
The story continued to stir on Tuesday as it was reported that Hamilton is to make his motorsport racing debut in a new series that will be launched in 2018.
Formula E, a series started by French businessman Jean Todt in 2010, has grown to become the world’s top championship for electric racing and is expected to expand in the years to come. Formula E continues to produce a high level of entertainment for fans by using big-name celebrities and entertainment figures to serve as drivers for the teams. Hamilton won a title in the Formula E championship in 2016, and the race will get a very popular new star to assist it when he is announced as the replacement for Formula E’s existing driver Nicholas Latifi, according to an F1.com report.
Frenchman Stephane Sarrazin has been announced as the series champion for 2016-17, and current Formula E driver Marcel Fassler, a German, was also released from his contract. It is unknown if a current Formula E driver will take on the driver role.
Hamilton reportedly has a stake in a new all-electric race series.
“I am so excited to embark on this new challenge to find out what I am made of,” Hamilton told Motorsport.com. “I know the path to success will not be easy – but I am feeling so positive about it all. I believe F1 will always be my priority, and I do not want to give them any reason to doubt my commitment to being a champion.”