Plant-Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Wins Hungarian Grand Prix

The pro racing driver has scooped his eighth win of the season while sustaining an animal-free diet
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'Sending everyone positive waves' (Photo: Lewis Hamilton/ Instagram)

'Sending everyone positive waves' (Photo: Lewis Hamilton/ Instagram)

Plant-based athlete, Lewis Hamilton, has won this year's Hungarian Grand Prix - putting him 62 points clear of team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

The pro racing driver's victory is his eight this season - after he fueled Mercedes into game-changing victory last month by winning the British Grand Prix for a record-breaking sixth time. 

Hamilton described the win as a 'day to remember', writing on Instagram: "Thank you to everyone in my team for their unwavering support throughout these seven years. Here we had our first win together in 2013 and today we did it again. 

"To #teamLH I love you guys, so grateful for the constant unconditional love. Thank you. Great fight today Max. Sending everyone positive waves."

'Healthier and happier'

Hamilton's win follows changes in Formula 1's driver weight rules which allowed the star to 'bulk up'. 

Earlier this year, Hamilton announced he gained 15lb, going from 68kg (150lb) - a weight he has had to maintain for the past 12 years - to 75kg (165lb).

He said: "Adding weight was easy and I did this on a vegan diet. People say 'oh I need my protein and that's why I could never go vegan'.

"I have plenty of protein in my diet and I've gained muscle, and I'm healthier and happier than I've ever been. Wish I did it sooner."

The Game Changers

Hamilton is also an executive producer of the upcoming vegan documentary The Game Changerswhich will be screened in more than 1,000 theaters across the world on September 16.

"The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph," says the film's description.