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What does an F1 champion drive every day?

 

Lewis Hamilton opts for something a little more low-key

Still basking in his victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend, Lewis Hamilton drives to and from work in a car that's not as fast as you might think.

The car Hamilton's chosen is a Mercedes GL-Class 4x4.

The 320 CDI is powered by a 221bhp 3.0-litre V6 - 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."

The GL features metallic black paint, 21-inch AMG wheels and black leather upholstery and privacy glass.


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