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The cars Formula 1 drivers own off the circuit

Formula 1 is perhaps the most luxurious sport in the world. It takes in exotic locations and major cities, rolling from one week to the next into major tourist destinations. It tests its drivers in different conditions, from the winding street circuit of Monaco to the long straights of Germany. When Formula 1 is linked to a brand, it is often a top-end product such as Tag Heuer. It is a sports leader in good taste and high living.

The drivers test their machines to the limit, shaving milliseconds off a time around a track at amazing speeds. Sometimes, as Sky Sports reports, it can end in near disaster. The recent British Grand Prix was a big weekend on many social calendars across the country, and racegoers were left in shock as the start saw a huge multi-car collision. Luckily, Formula 1 drivers don’t tend to take such risks when out on the main road. If they wished to, they could, as many drive the sort of aspirational cars dreams are made of. If you’re looking for a supercar, and wish to be just like Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen or another Formula 1 driver, then here’s what you need to purchase.

Ferrari LaFerrari (Lewis Hamilton)

Lewis Hamilton owns multiple amazing motor vehicles, including a McLaren P1, a Shelby Mustang and a Shelby Cobra. However, it’s the limited production, mid-engine Ferrari LaFerrari which we’ve picked out. In 2016, one was auctioned off for $7m (£5.8m), whilst another went for $10m (£8.3m) in 2017. Money is no object to Lewis, who has a record seven world titles to his name and more wins and podium finishes than any other driver that has gone before.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Max Verstappen)

One man who managed to stop Hamilton was Max Verstappen, who pipped him at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021 under controversial circumstances. Verstappen is the number one in the current Ladbrokes odds to pick up another title this season, and if he does, he’ll surely be adding to his car collection. He has an ultra-exclusive Ferrari Monza SP2 and several Aston Martins. After his first Grand Prix win, he picked up a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, capable of 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider (Charles Leclerc)

Leclerc is making a name for himself driving for Ferrari’s Formula 1 team, so it stands to reason the young Monaco-born driver has one in his personal collection. This isn’t a model you could buy for yourself; it’s a personalised Pista Spider, with Charles’ signature embroidered between the seats. It had the Monegasque flag on the steering wheel and could do 0-60 in just 2.85 seconds. It’s a fitting car for a potential future champion making a serious name for himself on the circuit.

McLaren 600LT Spider (Carlos Sainz)

Carlos Sainz is the other Ferrari driver, and as the son of a double World Rally Champion, he’s been around nice cars most of his life. However, the 27-year-old was driving a VW Golf until recently, a gift from his parents. He does have a Ferrari, as you’d imagine, but he also hung on to a McLaren while driving with them. He owns a 720S, and the impressive 600LT Spider, with a pumped-up 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.


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