I understand how important it is to combat our CO2 emissions and climate change. Having F1 names at the 2010 Bridgestone Eco-Rally proves that sustainable motoring really has hit the mainstream.
Eddie Irvine is a former Formula One driver and Virgin Media columnist from Northern Ireland. He raced for Jordan, Ferrari and Jaguar between 1993 and 2002 and was runner-up to Mika Hakkinen in the championship. Eddie is looking forward to waving off the Eco-Rally vehicles at the startline in Brighton.
Fellow Irishman, Eddie Jordan gave Irvine his big break in Formula One and he scored an unforgettable point on his debut race when, in the closing phase of the race, he un-lapped himself from race leader Ayrton Senna, much to Senna's annoyance, cementing Irvine's reputation as a no-nonsense, hard charging driver with a work hard, play hard attitude to life.
I've driven the Tesla Roadster and the electric MINI and they're both amazing cars to drive.