What's Lewis Hamilton's road car?
Hamilton, who's still basking in the glory of sealing the world title in the Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend, has a car that's not as fast or glamorous as you might think.
Given his driving ability, reputed £20 million a year salary and – presumably – the fact he's so in favour with his employers right now that he can take his pick of the Mercedes range, you could be forgiven for assuming Hamilton would want a range-topping SLR McLaren.
The £300,000 supercar would certainly fit the bill for an F1 ace: it can tackle 0-60mph in 3.8secs and reach a top speed of 208mph.
The car Hamilton's actually chosen, though, is a Mercedes GL-Class 4x4.
Hamilton has opted for the 320 CDI, which is powered by a 221bhp 3.0-litre V6. That's around 500bhp less than the 2.4-litre V8 in the McLaren Mercedes F1 car he races.
Explaining his choice, Hamilton said: 'At the track I always drive on the limit, but on public roads I like to relax, kick back and cruise. The GL's perfect for that.'
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