Inside Lewis Hamilton’s jaw-dropping car collection: TWO limited-edition Ferraris, an F1-inspired Mercedes hypercar… and an ultra-rare McLaren named for his racing number worth £16MILLION

While his 2024 Formula One season with Mercedes will see Lewis Hamilton get behind the wheel of just one car – the brand-new W15 – the seven-time world champion prefers a plethora of high-end options off the track.

In an interview in 2020, Hamilton noted that ‘banks aren’t doing s*** these days,’ and stressed that it was smarter to keep his money where he could see it – in his garage.

‘I don’t know anything about wine,’ Hamilton added. ‘I don’t know a huge amount about art. But what I do know is cars and I’m very particular about them.’

Over the span of his record-breaking career, the 39-year-old’s pursuit of the very finest models has seen him put together a portfolio worth a staggering £27.8 million – outstripping by far his rivals on the circuit Max VerstappenLando Norris, and George Russell.

With help breaking down the value of Hamilton’s collection from automotive marketplace AutoTrader, Mail Sport runs through Hamilton’s one-of-a-kind collection.

Lewis Hamilton has by far the most expensive car collection on this year's Formula One grid


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Lewis Hamilton has by far the most expensive car collection on this year’s Formula One grid

The Mercedes driver unsurprisingly has a number of the constructor's models in his garage
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The Mercedes driver unsurprisingly has a number of the constructor’s models in his garage

The seven-time world champion sees investing in rare supercars as a valuable investment
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The seven-time world champion sees investing in rare supercars as a valuable investment

Mercedes-AMG ONE – £2.1million

First delivered to prospective owners in early 2023, the Mercedes-AMG ONE – formerly Project One – was launched by Hamilton back in 2017, with the then-world champion one of the car’s developers and development drivers.

Upon launching the hypercar, which is heavily inspired by the constructor’s Formula One car – albeit road legal – Hamilton reportedly purchased two: one for him, and one for his father Anthony. The car also satisfies Hamilton’s green credentials, with its plug-in hybrid engine.

Fellow owners of the model, which has a reported sale price of £2,151,360, include a raft of Mercedes drivers, such as Valtteri Bottas, Nico Rosberg, and David Coulthard.

The 39-year-old launched the Mercedes-AMG ONE under the name Project One back in 2017
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The 39-year-old launched the Mercedes-AMG ONE under the name Project One back in 2017

The plug-in hybrid is inspired by the constructor's F1 cars with the intention of replicating the race-day feeling on the road
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The plug-in hybrid is inspired by the constructor’s F1 cars with the intention of replicating the race-day feeling on the road

Mercedes-AMG SLS Black – £209,195

Unsurprisingly, Hamilton owns a number of Mercedes, and added the gullwinged Mercedes-AMG SLS Black to his collection a season after joining the constructor in 2013.

‘My new Benz, SLS Black Series and my old Benz SL Black Series,’ Hamilton crowed on Instagram. ‘A bit of old school with the new’.

Hamilton’s then-new ride came with a 622-horsepower V8 engine, and can hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.

Hamilton's Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series is one of the first cars he bought while driving for the team
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Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series is one of the first cars he bought while driving for the team

AC 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 – £74,599

The oldest car in Hamilton’s collection, an AC 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 can be picked up second-hand for just shy of £75,000, but the Mercedes driver’s will be worth considerably more due to its pristine condition.

So pristine, in fact, that Hamilton rarely drives it, instead alternating between the rare model and a 1967 iteration of the same car.

That being said, the car makes a jawdropping backdrop for an Instagram photograph – for Hamilton or his prized bulldog, Roscoe.

The Briton's collection of AC Shelby motors are some of his most precious in his collection
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The Briton’s collection of AC Shelby motors are some of his most precious in his collection


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But the driver can’t resist taking them out from time to time – or posing for photos with his bulldog Roscoe

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – £1.1m

Hamilton’s vintage Ford theme continues with his 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which he picked up for £1.1m in 2011 after being inspired by Steve McQueen in Bullitt, who drove the same model in the 1968 film.

But according to the former world champion, he never drives it.

‘It’s a heap of junk,’ Hamilton said in an interview with GQ in 2020. ‘The company did a good job on the paint job, but the rest of the car just isn’t very good’.

The Stevenage-born driver opted to purchase the GT500 after the model featured heavily in 1968 film Bullitt
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The Stevenage-born driver opted to purchase the GT500 after the model featured heavily in 1968 film Bullitt

But Hamilton is believed to have little time for the driving experience in his 'heap of junk'
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But Hamilton is believed to have little time for the driving experience in his ‘heap of junk’

McLaren P1 – £1.4m

The first of Hamilton’s two McLaren supercars, the McLaren P1 has a top speed of over 217 mph. Like fellow owner Jenson Button, Hamilton might have picked up the car in a nod to his roots at the British-based constructor.

Fancy picking up one yourself? A used model is a cool £1,424,750 – but the price is likely less steep than the one Hamilton would have paid for the car upon delivery in 2015.

Capable of going from 0-60 mph in just under 2.7 seconds, the P1 is one of the most powerful cars in Hamilton’s garage – just one second off the capability of the driver’s Mercedes W15 on the grid.

Hamilton picked up his McLaren P1 in 2015, three seasons after leaving the British constructor
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Hamilton picked up his McLaren P1 in 2015, three seasons after leaving the British constructor

1995 McLaren F1 – £16.1m

Once holding the title of the fastest road car ever produced, the 1995 McLaren F1 is a true collector’s item – with an auction in 2021 seeing one sold for a staggering £16.1m ($18m).

Hamilton’s is a rare jewel, with a meagre 106 ever made – and his is the 37th, aka ‘chassis 044’. The Stevenage-born speedster bought the car from American industrialist Herb Chambers at auction in August 2017 for over £11m ($15m).

The specific name of the unique model may have likely spurred Hamilton on to make the auspicious purchase, having driven under the number 44 during his karting days as a child, and in Formula One after a rule change in 2014 saw drivers allowed to pick their own racing number.

The 2021 auction of one of the ultra-rare McLaren F1 cars saw it sell for a cool £16.1million
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The 2021 auction of one of the ultra-rare McLaren F1 cars saw it sell for a cool £16.1million

Hamilton's model is called 'chassis 044', the 44 carrying extra significance as the number he races under
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Hamilton’s model is called ‘chassis 044’, the 44 carrying extra significance as the number he races under

Mercedes-AMG EQS sedan – £86,165

The first of Hamilton’s eco-motors, the EQS sedan is fully-electric car that the driver described as his ‘dream car’ when it was first announced in 2020.

Second-hand models of the innovative model – which creates zero combined CO2 emissions when running – retail for a pricey £86,165, but announcing the car’s launch on Instagram, Hamilton stressed that using the model would represent another attempt to ‘understand (his) impact on the planet’.

‘I have offset my carbon footprint from my Formula 1 career dating back to 2007, I have reduced travel where possible, I have gone plant-based and outside of the track, I try to use electric cars wherever possible,’ Hamilton shared on the social media platform.

‘I also want to use my position as a racing driver to enforce positive and permanent change, which is why I’m working closely with Mercedes to slowly move their fleet of cars towards electric.’

The driver committed to leading a more environmentally conscious lifestyle and tries to drive electric as much as possible
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The driver committed to leading a more environmentally conscious lifestyle and tries to drive electric as much as possible

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV – £40,584

While none of Hamilton’s motors can be picked up for cheap, the seven-time world champion’s EQC represents a comparative bargain, with the average price of a second-hand model a snip at £40,584.

Another hat-tip to Hamilton’s environmentally conscious credentials, the electric SUV likely helps keep the megastar under the radar when running day-to-day errands.

Helping him stay down to earth was a 2020 incident which saw Hamilton forced to change his own tyre on the 4X4 – a rare enough occurrence for the driver to record it on Instagram.

Like his EQS sedan, the EQC is fully electric - and the least expensive car in Hamilton's garage
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Like his EQS sedan, the EQC is fully electric – and the least expensive car in Hamilton’s garage

In 2020, Hamilton was forced to change his own tyres for a change while driving the model
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In 2020, Hamilton was forced to change his own tyres for a change while driving the model

LaFerrari Aperta – £3.3m

Even before his bombshell announcement that he will drive for Ferrari from 2025, Hamilton has been unabashed about his love for the Scuderia, and his passion for the Italian constructor has seen him pick up some of the showpieces of his eye-popping garage.

The Aperta is one of two LaFerrari models the Briton has collected, and one of the rarest, with just 210 models of the car produced between 2016 and 2018.

Hamilton's love of Ferrari has been well-documented ahead of his upcoming 2025 move to the Italian team
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Hamilton’s love of Ferrari has been well-documented ahead of his upcoming 2025 move to the Italian team

Only 499 LaFerrari cars were produced, and Hamilton is one of a raft of high-profile owners

Only 499 LaFerrari cars were produced, and Hamilton is one of a raft of high-profile owners

Only 499 LaFerrari cars were produced, and Hamilton is one of a raft of high-profile owners

Lewis Hamilton revs up £1m LaFerrari in parking lot

LaFerrari – £3.3m

Hamilton is believed to have purchased his second ultra-limited edition hybrid supercar back in March 2015, one of only 499 cars ever produced.

Fellow owners of the car – which has an average used retail price on AutoTrader of £3,300,000 – include Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber, and is yet another nod to his lifetime devotion to the Prancing Horse.

The driver’s personal modifications make his LaFerrari a true one-of-one however, with Hamilton ordering his name to be stitched into the car’s interior.

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