Damon Hill takes the wheel in low carbon car competition

British Formula One legend Damon Hill is taking the wheel in the RAC Future Car Challenge next weekend. The 1996 world champion is driving a Skoda Fabia Greenline II on […]

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By Vicky Ellis

British Formula One legend Damon Hill is taking the wheel in the RAC Future Car Challenge next weekend.

The 1996 world champion is driving a Skoda Fabia Greenline II on behalf of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, one of two diesel-powered ICE category cars entered by the GFEI team.

The challenge kicks off on Saturday 5 November, the day before the RAC’s world famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and is a reverse of the route. It aims to promote low carbon vehicles and awards prizes to the car that runs the distance using the least amount of energy.

The former champ said: “Big improvements in fuel economy can be made with technologies that are readily available right now. There is so much more that can be achieved even with the internal combustion engine. Cars which are much more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly should be available to everyone.”