IT is the most thrilling F1 championship in years.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are competing for the title – only two races left.
Next, they will confront each other at Jeddah Corniche Circuit for Grand Prx Saudi Arabia.
But it’s been a tumultuous season between the pair, with a heated rivalry threatening to go awry later. a collision in Monza saw Verstappen’s car land on Hamilton’s head.
However, despite their differences on the track, they share a common interest in it.
Both boast luxurious properties, they have great car collections and a mutual love of animals.
For most of the year, Verstappen, who had a fortune of £40m at the age of 24, lived in a £13m penthouse in Monte Carlo, which is believed to be rented.
The Dutch driver’s home is in the same apartment block as Felipe Massa and Daniel Ricciardo.
Not much is known about its size, but Verstappen regularly shares his workouts on his large balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Hamilton, believed to have around £280m in the bank, also has a Monaco note in the exclusive Fontvieille district.
But he is planning to return to London permanently when work is completed on his stunning £18million six-bedroom mansion.
Back in 2019, Hamilton splashes £32m on a New York apartment in an apartment project partly owned by NFL great Tom Brady and his model wife Gisele Bundchen.
The 6,547-square-foot penthouse includes a large outdoor area and Hudson River views, as well as a swimming pool, fitness center, squash court, library, and wine cellar.
Neighbors include Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Austin Powers star Mike Myers.
And there’s his Colorado mansion, which 36-year-old Lewis calls his favorite home and where he loves to spend the winter months on a cell phone in the snow riding around in the mountains.
With their huge pay plans and love of cars, it’s no surprise that Hamilton and Verstappen have an impressive team of motorcycles.
Today, Lewis is more eco-friendly and has switched to electric driving, including the recent £80,000 Mercedes EQS.
But in the past, he has been seen behind the wheel of a £1.5 million Pagani Zonda, cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway in a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra worth £4 million, and parked outside a restaurant in a £2 million LaFerrari.
He also has a Mercedes AMG Project One made to order, which costs £2.5m.
Verstappen is very fond of British motorcycles, notably Aston Martin.
He has their concept supercar, the £2m Valkyrie, on order and will be delivered next year.
In the past, he has been spotted driving a DB11 (£150,000) and a DBS Superleggera (£225,000).
But when he feels the need for speed, he has a £1.5 million Ferrari Monza to drive, as well as a £300,000 Renault RS 01 that can hit 186 mph.
Of course, both have access to private jets.
Rich, successful, and fast lane living, Hamilton and Verstappen will always be an attractive proposition.
Lewis’ affair has been made public to the media since he exploded at the scene.
His most famous relationship was with Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger, whom he dated until 2015.
In recent years, he has been linked with Barbara Palvin, Winnie Harlow, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora.
On the other hand, Verstappen dates Brazilian model, Kelly Piquet, 32 years old.
She once met the girlfriend of Russian racer Daniil Kvyat and they welcomed a daughter in 2019.
When it comes to animals, Verstappen and Hamilton have one thing in common.
Lewis has a pampered terrier, the English bulldog Roscoe rides in private jets with him and is often seen at various Grand Prix events.
Sadly, he isost, his other bulldog Coco last year, who suffered a heart attack and died in his arms.
Verstappen was heartbroken when his dog Spyke passed away at the age of 11, he shared a snap of his beloved pet on Instagram.
Animal lover Max has also adopted several cats, which sometimes travel with him.
On top of that, he grew up with a rooster.
When you drive a race car for a job, that fun needs to be found elsewhere.
Hamilton and Verstappen are thrill seekers, with hobbies to fuel their adrenaline rush.
Over the past few years, the seven-time world champion, who has a penchant for rifle shooting, has learned to dive in the sky.
He even shares his feat on Instagram, flying through the sky from a small plane.
However, Verstappen was not amused when he announced that he would not do so when asked during a press conference his thoughts on Lewis’ new talent.
At sea, however, he has the game of zooming around on a jet ski.
Perhaps, when he can boast of multiple F1 championships, he will be bolder.
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