Lewis Hamilton has quite the life outside of his exploits on the race track. And when you are earning bucketloads of money, it is only right to spend it on expensive stuff that you have always wanted to have.
For a lot of celebrities from different walks of life, it could be things other than what they do professionally, but for Hamilton it has very much to do with what he does to earn his bread.
Lewis is a massive car freak as he revealed in the Sunday times drive section and thus invests heavily in cars rather than other forms of ‘luxury spending’?
Hamilton also feels that they act like investments.
“Banks are doing nothing these days” he said.
“I don’t know anything about wine. I don’t know a huge amount about art. But what I do know is cars, and I’m very particular about them.” he added.
Hamilton recalled the time when he bought the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 from Carroll Shelby.
“He said it was one of the best he’d seen in a long time, all original. Carroll died a month after I bought it,” Hamilton said as quoted by Sunday Times.
However, despite the price and the luxuries that come with the cars, Hamilton doesn’t enjoy driving all of them, especially the Pagani Zonda.
“The Zonda is terrible to drive! It’s the best-sounding car I own, but handling-wise it’s the worst. I got it in manual because I didn’t like the Tiptronic version,” he said.
The Brit admitted to the fact that he took out his luxury possessions just for a couple of hours and asked his handyman to pick it up later.
“In LA, I’ve got a tow truck and a handyman. If I think I’ve had my excitement quota for the day I’ll ring him up and he’ll collect it from wherever I am,” Hamilton concluded.