Lewis Hamilton has revealed that one of the things that help him on the track is the vegan diet he adopted because of his love of animals in 2017.
Lewis talked about the positive impacts of following a plant-based diet in his latest interview for GQ Hype magazine.
The Formula 1 champion admitted that while his 'first' thought was helping the planet and the animals, the vegan lifestyle has ultimately left him feeling energised and healthier.
He said: ”Ultimately, you want to feel great. You want to have energy, to be consistent.
“You don't want to have the big oscillations and highs and lows in your energy levels. Veganism has eradicated that. When I was 22, it was raw talent.
"You've got an abundance of energy, you're fit, there are no aches and pains... But I'm always looking at how I can improve."
He continued: '"Can my eyesight be better? Can my reactions be improved? Are there new ways of testing my reactions?
"The ergonomics in the car ... how can I make everything simpler? There's a multitude of things and I'm always trying to raise the bar."
The sportsman said that his diet transformation has improved his health and healed his gut.
He said: "One of the things was my sleeping pattern and not feeling right in the stomach. Your gut is your second brain."
He added that non-vegans are missing out and said: '"We're taught to drink milk and eat meat for protein and I started looking into other areas of research around all this."
"The first thing was, what's happening to the animals? Secondly, the impact it can have on your body. That's a free advantage I'm going to take. If no one else wants it, well that's their loss."