Lewis Hamilton’s dad smashed a £330,000 Porsche Carrera GT yesterday.
Anthony Hamilton, 48, had just left home in the borrowed 205mph Porsche when he lost control and ended up in a children’s playground.
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No one was hurt in the accident at Burnham Green, Hertfordshire and no other cars are believed to have been involved, but the Porsche’s repair bill is expected to run to the thousands.
The Porsche Carrera GT is one of the world’s fastest cars, and can hit 60mph from rest in only 3.9 seconds. It has a fearsome reputation for being tricky to control near the limit, and unusually for a modern supercar, uses a manual gearbox rather than a paddle-shift automatic.
Hamilton was driving with his wife Linda near their home in Tewin, Herts, when the car left the road and collided with a fence and hedge before coming to rest in the play area. The police have spoken to Hamilton about the incident.
Did anybody notice how Lewis laughed and said (in his sarcy voice) “I don’t understand how you can crash at 30mph” when asked about it before yesterday’s race? The moment he said it, it reminded me of the “monkeys in the back” comment he threw out last season.
Well, I guess he toke it as a challenge and tried it out in the pitlane.
Glad he got a penalty for it. Sorry, I don’t like the guy. Since he got that British media treatment (the one button had a few years ago, before they forgot about him and [email protected] off on the new kid on the block), he’s turned into a very arrogant and unpleasant person.
I really hope the other young, equally talented, guys (Kubica, Kovalainen, Rosberg, Vettel) will get good enough cars to beat him constantly over the next few years so that he gets down to earth again.
I fully expected Kimi to smack him in the face yesterday, but then I guess his much too cool for that.