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Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton buys LaFerrari


Mercedes F1 boss says his boy Lewis Hamilton has bought a $1.7 million Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. 

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has an interesting collection of exotic cars in his garage. When he’s not behind the wheel of his winning Mercedes F1 machine, he gets around in a range of different personal cars including a Rolls Royce, classic Ford Mustang and a Pagani Zonda 760LH which was built specially for the British driver.

To celebrate his second world title in 2014, and his win at the 2015 F1 season opener in Melbourne Australia Lewis Hamilton ordered a Ferrari LaFerrari, says team boss Toto Wolff. Of course, Ferrari is one of Mercedes’ biggest on-track rivals in Formula 1 but at the moment Merc and its AMG performance division don’t build a supercar to rival the likes of LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918.

The LaFerrari is a limited edition mid-engine V12 hybrid monster which packs a total of 960hp and can hit 186mph (300km/h) in under 15 seconds making it one of the most accelerative production cars on the planet. It’s also one of the most expensive, worth around $1.7 million.

Unlike his world champion rivals Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso who have all been Ferrari F1 drivers, Hamilton is unlikely to be invited to drive the Ferrari hybrid hyper car around the maker’s Fiorano test track. With the quickest car on the grid and enough money to hire any track in the world, we doubt Hamilton will be worried about missing out on a go around Fiorano.

Written by Lewis Shaw

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