The Silver Arrows were apparently in a predicament right before the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix. While most of the drivers were already in Brazil for the weekend race, 2015 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton delayed his flight to Brazil until Wednesday.
He claimed that he was feeling under the weather with a fever and was advised to take a load off before heading to Brazil, but that’s not the entire story.
The full reason as to why he arrived later was due to the fact that he crashed his bespoke Pagani Zonda 760LH in his hometown of Monaco at about 3:30 AM last Tuesday.
Hamilton claimed he made ‘light contact’ of a stationary vehicle due to his brakes locking up, resulting in the minor accident.
“It was a result of heavy partying and not much rest for 10 days,” added Hamilton.
The addition of fit training and lack of sleep also contributed to the incident.
In light of this, Hamilton also took to Instagram and posted a statement about what happened as a way to clarify the issue.
As for the car itself, not much is known after what happened but besides having a custom exterior and ‘LH’ badging, it is only one of 13 760s ever made that came with a manual gearbox.
Why? Hamilton simply said that he uses an automatic out on the track and wants a bit of fun while out on the open road.