The horrific events unfolding in Australia have prompted Hamilton to donate a significant amount of money towards helping fight the effects of the fires which are decimating huge areas of Australia
A noted wildlife lover, Hamilton has (like many of us) been incredibly moved by the tragic events of the bushfires in Australia and has donated $500,000 to charitable causes - Wires Wildlife Rescue, WWF Australia, and the Rural Fire Services. 26 people have lost their lives to the fires so far and over 2000 homes have perished while the effect on the animal population is staggering - an estimated 800 million animals have been killed by the fires so far.
As well as making the sizeable donation, he also took to Instagram to implore others to do what they can.
Unsurprisingly, given the scale and severity of the fires, Hamilton isn’t the only name in the world of motorsport to express their concerns.
As unimportant as it may seem, there have already been questions as to whether or not the fires will affect the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March. F1 has said that it is monitoring the situation - in particular, the smoke and toxic fumes, which have caused the air quality to reach unhealthy levels.
Last year’s WRC round in Australia was cancelled due to the fires and even though it’s still a couple of months away, there’s a chance that the same could happen to the Grand Prix - though organisers are insisting that the race should still be able to go ahead.