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Today, we know that celebrity-owned cars aren’t really the most affordable second hand models we could get. But at the same, there are a lot of fans out there who are willing to do anything to get up close with their idols, and for some of them, that means spending more. Wouldn’t you want to buy a car once raced or driven by Michael Fassbender? Well, if you could afford it, why not?
In fact, many celebrity-owned cars have been put up for sale before, including Daniel Craig’s one-off Aston Martin Vanquish. There’s also Elvis Presley’s 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SEL. That’s not all. Even Russia’s leader Putin’s 1995 Mercedes Benz S Class S600 Pullman Guard was once up for sale with a $1,351,740 price tag. We assume this had been purchased already since the ad for it is gone.
But at the time of this writing, there is one high-profile car that really caught our attention. This car had been owned by reigning Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton. It is a 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 luxury sedan and its ad is currently up on British used cars listings site, autotrader.co.uk.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton is selling his Mercedes-Maybach S600
Third time is the sweetest for Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton just snatched his third World Drivers’ Championship crown following a brilliant win at the United States Grand Prix.
The US Grand Prix was likewise a sweet event for Mercedes, as its Silver Arrows accomplished a one-two finish, with Nico Rosberg tailing Hamilton at the finish line. This would go down in history as the 25th one-two finish for the Silver Arrows in Formula One.
Remarkably, it marks the 50th time for a Mercedes-Benz engine to achieve this win. At second, Rosberg was able to capture his 12th podium finish this season and the 38th of his Formula One career. Mercedes AMG Petronas currently leads the Constructors' Championship, followed by Ferrari with a 200-point difference.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton captures third F1 Championship with win at 2015 US Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas grabbed his fourth win of the current Formula One season by dominating the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya. His win came after repulsing a late attack from teammate Nico Rosberg. He now sits atop the Formula 1 World Championship standings.
Both Hamilton and Rosberg were on front row of the race after topping the qualifying round.
Hamilton got the prime pole position, followed by Rosberg, who has been behind the Briton for the fourth time this season. Claiming the No. 3 pole was Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing, and No. 4 post was grabbed by Valtteri Bottas of Williams.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas conquers 2014 Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the 2014 Malaysian GP, securing his 23rd career Grand Prix victory. Mercedes grabbed a 1-2 spot at the event as its other driver, Nico Rosberg finished second, only behind Hamilton for around 17 seconds. Mercedes’ victories at the Sepang circuit team's first Formula One 1-2 finish since 1955.
At third was Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, allowing the 2013 world champion to secure his first championship points of 2014. Vettel’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo continues his F1 woes at the Malaysian GP. Ricciardo actually had a confident start and had maintained a decent pace, until he met an issue with an improperly fitted wheel during a pit stop that required him to go back to the pits.
His troubles did not end there as he suffered front wing failure laps later, forcing him to retire on lap 53. Ricciardo was not alone in suffering technical issues in the race.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes secures 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix victory
Lewis Hamilton has secured his first Formula One victory for Mercedes with a win at the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix. He is followed by Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton initially had a heated engagement with Vettel and Romain Grosjean in the opening laps, but was able to control the race afterwards.
The only time that he gave up the lead to Grosjean and then to Reb Bull’s Mark Webber was during his pitstop. After his first pitstop, Hamilton found came up behind former McLaren teammate Jenson Button. Button, however, failed to defend and took the opportunity Hamilton to overtake him. Vettel also came up behind Button following a pitstop, leading to a contact between the two racers, causing the Red Bull a damaged wing. Vettel was able to pass Button on lap 24.
Grosjean attempted to follow, but ended up colliding with the Button. Grosjean was given a 20-second penalty in lieu of a drive-through after the race, but since he was 21.5 seconds ahead of Button, he still managed to land the sixth place. Grosjean was also given a drive-through penalty for passing Felipe Massa’s Ferrari on the outside of turn 4.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton wins 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton was able to fend off the sudden charge by Sergio Perez to be hailed as the winner of the Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso came through from being at 10th on the grid to third, adding to his Formula 1 points. Alonso got the advantage when Sebastian Vettel, his biggest rival, was imposed a penalty for forcing him off the road as they battled it out at the middle of the race.
He later retired with a mechanical issue. For nearly the entire length of the race, it seemed like a straightforward McLaren one-two was a possibility. Even if Felipe Massa did very well at the start of the track by aiming to immediately pass Jenson Button for second and then force Hamilton into the first chicane, the poleman was soon able to move away.
Button was then able to move past Ferrari to achieve second right after their pitstops. With only 19 laps left, Button was compelled to park his McLaren as he approached the Parabolica, with what was known initially as a fuel pressure problem. This enabled Massa to reach the No. 2 position but with Alonso not far behind. The leader had gotten two places off the start, before getting past Kamui Kobayashi and Kimi Raikkonen who were moving one after the other.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 Italian Grand Prix
The win of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton last Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix marks his second victory for the season. Hamilton, the world champion in 2008, did very well during qualifying on Saturday, and so it got a secure pole position (McLaren’s 150th). He was very stealthy and he would have run very wide into the right-handed Turn One and still come to the front.
Trailing him is Sebastian Vettel who came after Romain Grosjean. But since the current world champion was elbowed out by the Frenchman, Jenson Button was able to get the opportunity to get past Vettel and take third place. In the early stages of the race, Hamilton was unable to move forward because of Grosjean, whose Lotus is typically easy on Pirelli’s tire compounds.
Button stayed at third place for 15 laps but he then started to lose his grip and had to enter the pits to get a new set of medium-compound tyres. Button was able to get back to its position after Vettel and Fernando Alonso made their first stops about a couple of months later. Hamilton came in at the end of lap 18. This incident shows how high McLaren’s standards because of an issue with one of its wheel guns.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton won the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix was extremely thrilling. So far this season, there have been no repeat winners in the last seven races. Hamilton, the world champion in 2008, won the race by outdoing Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso when it came to tactics.
At the beginning, the three drivers, who were on super-soft Pirelli rubber, drove straight to the front of the field. Ferrari’s Alonso seemed to have the advantage over the Red Bull’s Vettel and Hamilton from McLaren. Even so, the Briton had an excellent middle stint during the race and was only able to achieve a small gap between its rivals.
Tension mounted as Hamilton was brought for a second pitstop for new tires, if we believe rumors that Ferrari and Red Bull will both use a similar strategy. When it had become apparent that Alonso and Vettel would both take risks in reaching the race’s end using a one-stop strategy, McLaren told Hamilton to go on a charge to narrow the ten-second advantage of the leaders.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton recently won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after having failed to score a win since July. A puncture had caused world champion Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel to retire on the first lap. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took second place. Jenson Button also appeared at the podium even with the KERS issues on his McLaren.
At the first corner, Vettel got a clear lead but one bend later, his right rear tire deflated and this made his car spin wildly. Vettel made an attempt to patch up his car at the pits but the damage was too severe. This is the first time that Vettel retired since the Korean GP last year. This gave Hamilton the lead.
Alonso was at second after he passed Mark Webber (Red Bull) at the start. Alonso then secured the second place when he went around the outside of Button. For most of the race, McLaren and Ferrari were in a very tight race. There were times when the gap was a little more than a second. Ferrari attempted to get ahead by running longer before Alonso's second stop.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton is the new star from the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
At the German Grand Prix, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton came out on top as he outdid Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s Mark Webber at the Nurburgring. This is Hamilton’s first grand prix win since China last April.
Red Bull considers Webber’s third place finish as its best result for the race as championship leader Sebastian Vettel took the fourth place after he had been at close odds with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa during the race. Webber didn’t have a smooth start as Hamilton had immediately swept past him and the two Ferraris of Alonso and Massa were beside him at Turn 1.
But then, neither Ferrari driver got through. While Alonso kept his position at third right before Vettel, Massa was edged out and then fell to sixth place behind Nico Rosberg. Vettel beat out Alonso for third place when the Ferrari ran wide in the first complex on lap two.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton wins the 2011 German Grand Prix
McLaren Automotive celebrates the June 21 opening of its first dedicated McLaren retailer, which is called McLaren London, located at One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge. By the end of 2011, the company will have 35 bespoke retailers in 19 countries around the globe.
The company has carefully selected all of these to provide the best in customer service and sales for a range of high-performance sports vehicle units, starting with the ground-breaking McLaren MP4-12C.
The star-studded opening celebration of McLaren London was hosted by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, as well as McLaren Group and McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman, Ron Dennis.Read the entire article Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton join Ron Dennis and guests at McLaren London
McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton captured his first win for the season in China, as he cut the winning streak of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel’s in Formula 1. Hamilton had a good start and was able to overtake Vettel on the first corner. However, teammate Jenson Button benefited the most as he led the race upon exiting Turn 1.
McLaren’s two drivers then placed a huge gap from Vettel but when Lap 10 arrived, the distance between them had narrowed to only a few seconds.
The two British drivers went to the pits early on in the race and they later went for a 3-pitstop strategy. But Vettel stayed on the track a bit longer while Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso closed in.Read the entire article McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton wins 2011 Chinese Grand Prix
The 2010 Belgian Grand Prix winner is Lewis Hamilton, putting him to the lead of the Formula 1 World Championship. He dominated the race the entire afternoon and he even got through two safety car periods and a stumble through the gravel during a wet segment of the race. He continued the race to beat Mark Webber by 1.5 seconds.
Hamilton took the lead at the beginning of the race when polesitter Webber fell to sixth place as his Red Bull's anti-stall mechanism kicked in. There was never any real competition at the front even with a short burst of rain that forced him to run off the track at the
Bus Stop chicane on the opening lap. He then slowed down by a rate of more than half a second per lap. When rain dropped a second time, he already had an 11-second advantage. As the track became wetter, Hamilton pushed harder and this caused him to go off into the gravel at Rivage.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton wins the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix
After the controversial occurrence at the Australian Grand Prix last week, Lewis Hamilton is contemplating to quit McLaren and even Formula One altogether.
According to reports, it was only Max Mosley, FIA president, who prevented Hamilton from making the ultimate decision, after the latter complained to the governing body expressing his utter frustration that his team has misled him over the incident.
As previously reported, Hamilton was disqualified from the Melbourne ratings after the series stewards determined that he and McLaren's Dave Ryan had intentionally misled them about a radio exchange that took place after he had allowed Toyota driver Jarno Trulli to pass him through safety car.Read the entire article Lewis Hamilton contemplating to quit McLaren and even Formula 1
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