BEING an F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton is a natural globetrotter.
Flying from circuit to circuit, the Brit has won the world championship SEVEN times.
Before he set off in pursuit of the 2021 title – having overtaken Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 career race wins last year – he at least had a choice of four luxury homes to self-isolate in.
From a £32MILLION penthouse in New York to an £18MILLION London mansion and a Monte Carlo retreat, the 37-year-old racer knows how to live a life of luxury.
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Lewis has an affinity to America, especially the east coast, where he has owned two properties in the Big Apple.
In 2019, he splashed £32m on a Manhattan penthouse in a condo project part-owned by NFL great Tom Brady and his model wife Gisele Bundchen.
His 6,547 square-foot home included a huge outdoor area and has views of the Hudson River, as well as a swimming pool, fitness centre, squash court, library and wine cellar.
Neighbours include Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Austin Powers star Mike Myers.
Around the same time, he listed his three-floor 8,900-square-foot penthouse that had its own swimming pool.
Hamilton paid £34m for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom apartment in Tribeca in 2017, but incredibly never lived in it. It’s not known if he ever did sell it.
So, this is what £18m buys you in England’s capital…
In 2017, Hamilton snapped up this unique six-bedroom detached villa in West London from previous owners Burberry chief designer Christopher Bailey and his husband, actor Simon Woods.
The stunning property has ‘generous entertaining space’ which opens out into a 200ft garden with an impressive summer house.
It was built by the famous builder Samuel Johns in 1860.
There are also four reception rooms, with two huge bathrooms.
Again, it’s not known how much time Lewis spends living in the property.
Like many F1 drivers, Hamilton also lives in Monaco.
Although not much is known about his property, he once shared a snap of his wonderful view.
He captioned a snap on social media: “A place I call home, Monte Carlo. I am so blessed to live in such an incredible place. God is really shining down on me today.
“Sending you light & love for your day. On my way to Spa, let’s do this!!!”
It is believed he resides in the exclusive Fontvieille district.
Back in 2007, it was reported he was interested in a 2,000sq ft, four-bedroom duplex with views across the Mediterranean in Fontvieille’s Seaside Plaza.
A top-floor apartment would have set him back somewhere in the region of £30m. Nice, if you’re a superstar racer.