“Terrible to drive!” : Lewis Hamilton made a profit of 7 million dollars by selling his supercar which he never liked

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Lewis Hamilton’s love of cars should surprise no one. The man is a Formula 1 driver, and seven times world champion on top of that he owns several supercars. But there is one from the collection; he doesn’t prefer to take her for a ride.

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The Stevenage boy may have had humble beginnings, but his love for cars began when he was just 6 years old. This happened when his father bought him a remote control car. 2 years later, he was already doing karting. Today he owns around 15 cars, each one better than the last. But there’s one he doesn’t particularly like driving.

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Lewis Hamilton’s love-hate relationship with his Pagani Zonda

The Pagani Zonda LH is a one-of-a-kind machine. No, we are not exaggerating. There really is a Pagani Zonda LH in the world. That’s because Lewis had it custom made from Pagani. Lewis admitted he likes the sound he makes, but he’s not a fan of the way he drives.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the drivers parade REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

In his 2018 interview with driving.co.uk, Lewis said: “The Zonda is terrible to drive! It’s the best sounding car I own, but in terms of handling, it’s the worst. I had it in manual because I didn’t like the Tiptronic version. Continuing his love for driving manual transmission cars, he said: “The proposed Tiptronic Pagani was worse than the Smart Roadster I had. I’m used to fast gear changes, so I’m more critical than most customers. If you asked me to design my own supercar, I’d would have it manual.

As reported by The Sun, Hamilton had to shell out around 1.6 million pounds (about $1.77 million) for the Pagani. He quickly fell in love with it after a minor accident. The Formula 1 ace, however, struck it rich when he sold it for 8.5 million pounds ($9.39 million).

Lewis Hamilton’s love for Ferraris

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Hamilton owns the Ferrari LaFerrari. Ferrari’s first supercar to feature an HY-KERS system. It was Ferrari’s ambitious project to incorporate F1-derived hybrid engines, which was later rolled out in other Ferraris as well.

Formula One F1 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan – October 6, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix REUTERS/Issei Kato

According to The Richest, aside from Ferrari LaFerrari, Hamilton owns two other The Prancing Horses. These are the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta and the Ferrari 599 SA Aperta.

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You would think that Hamilton must be a driving enthusiast. He is not. Hamilton admitted that he doesn’t like to drive for more than 2 hours, on or off the track. Lewis said he owned a tow truck and had a handyman in Los Angeles, whom he called to tow his car whenever he had enough fun for the day.

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