Lewis Hamilton Already Broke his Promise to Only Drive EVs
Back in September 2020, F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton told he is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible outside the track. He had told Reuters in the past that he doesn’t drive any of the cars he owns other than his German EV, the Mercedes EQC. But, less than a year later, he was spotted driving his one-off Pagani Zonda 760LH. In Hamilton’s defense, how can you not drive a Pagani when it’s available at your disposal!
Cristiano Ronaldo "Crashes" Pagani Huayra In Nike Ad: Video
Cristiano Ronaldo has recently been named as the world’s richest athlete, a feat that can be accredited to a lifetime of hard work and dedication. For those of you who don’t know, Ronaldo is a world-class football player (known as soccer here in the U.S.) who happens to drive a Pagani Huayra. With the European Soccer Championship already kicked off in Europe, Nike has created what has quickly become regarded as one of the best Nike commercials ever.
The video gives us a peek into Ronaldo’s life, and more specifically, what would happen if he happened to switch bodies with someone else and had to start all over again, similar to that movie Freaky Friday. In this case, a young kid wakes up in Ronaldo’s body and is shocked to see just how amazing life has turned out overnight. I won’t ruin the video for you, but there is plenty of good footballing going on in the video, plus appearances from people like Harry Kane and Anthony Martial.
Early on in the video,however, we see that waking up in another man’s body isn’t exactly all fun and games. As the story goes, Ronaldo, who eventually gets his body back, will be needing to have some body work done to that gorgeous Huayra of his. With that said, click play and watch the video. It’s a fun and enjoyable story to see.
Ahh yes, the life of a young Formula 1 champion. After failing to clinch the season title by a single point in 2007, Hamilton came back in 2008 to become the youngest Formula 1 champion in history at the time. Last year, he doubled up on his titles with another championship win.
Clearly, the man has absolutely amazing talent behind the wheel. But after flinging yourself around a track at triple-digit speeds, slogging through endless waves of press people, and working side-by-side with engineers to fine-tune the insane complexities of a modern F1 car, how do you blow off some steam?
Why, you climb into the cockpit of your custom purple Pagani and burn rubber around Monaco, of course. The British-born race driver moved to the principality back in 2012, and can be seen on his Facebook page enjoying the picturesque scenery next to his one-off hypercar in what I can only imagine are some of the few opportunities for him to not be in a racing suit.
It’s a combination that makes sense – highly paid international racing superstar, outrageously expensive speed machinery, and one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. It kinda begs the question of why folks like you and I should even bother to have a Facebook account.
Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Zonda 760LH.
It’s no secret that Formula 1 drivers are some of the most highly paid sportsmen in the world. With some contracts topping $10 million without taking into account individual sponsorships, F1 drivers could literally swim in money. One of the most interesting things about this is that many F1 drivers just drive regular, everyday cars, rather than sports cars as everything feels slow when compared to an F1 car.
However, if reports are to be believed, 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton may have just purchased a road-car as close to an F1 car as you can get, the Pagani Zonda. And, no not just any old Zonda, but a one-off car built specifically for him reportedly called the 760 LH, and it doesn’t take a genius to work out what the ‘LH’ stands for.
Hamilton’s car is said to be based upon the 760 RS which was recently commissioned and built for a very special Chilean owner. The 760 RS is the most powerful production car Pagani has built to date, even surpassing the Huayra by about 60BHP, pumping out an incredible 760 horsepower. The car ordered by Hamilton differs in one major way to the RS, as it will be built with a traditional manual transmission, leading the McLaren driver to state, “my company car has a paddle-change gearbox, so when I drive for fun, I want a manual.”
It’s unclear just how long Hamilton will have to wait for his brand new hypercar, but considering the Zonda is built completely by hand, he’ll be lucky to have it delivered in the next six months. It’s also worth noting that Horacio Pagani has previously stated that one-off Zonda’s will continued to be made if demand is there, despite the Huayra now being the company’s flagship supercar.
Please note that the car featured is the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Final Edition.