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    Lewis Hamilton picks up his 2nd car....

    Another GL 320 CDi!



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    McLaren racing star Lewis Hamilton is just one GP away from possibly writing himself into the history books as the youngest-ever F1 champion, but when he's not carving up the race track the 23-year-old-Brit is usually driving a much slower vehicle - a diesel SUV in fact.

    The vehicle is the Mercedes Benz GL320 CDI and it is the second GL SUV owned by Hamilton. It features a 3.0L V6 common-rail diesel engine with 224hp (167kW) and 276lb-ft (510Nm) of torque. His F1 car, on the other hand, has a 2.4L V8 engine with more than 800hp (596kW) and a 19,000-plus rpm limit.

    Explaining his choice of road-going vehicle, Lewis said: "At the track I always drive on the limit, but on public roads I like to relax, kick back and cruise. The GL's perfect for that - it's got plenty of space for all my kit, a brilliant sound system, and the high driving position gives me a clear view of the road ahead. It's just about the most comfortable road car I've driven."

    He also boasted about the car's extras such as the metallic black paint with matching leather, privacy glass, and "awesome" 21in AMG wheels.

    Hamilton may be able to add another model to his collection if he wins the F1 championship at next month's Brazilian GP. After taking an interest in one of only five McLaren F1 LM supercars in the McLaren factory more than ten years ago, team boss Ron Dennis promised the car to him if he wins the drivers' championship and McLaren is crowned constructors' champion.

    Interestingly, Fernando Alonso was given an ultra-rare Mercedes-McLaren 722 as his personal car during his short stay at the Mercedes-backed team last year.



    I hope he gets the Mclaren F1 which Mr. Dennis has promised him

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    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided

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    From the quote above it appears that Ron promised him the Mclaren F1 if he wins the driver's championship AND MCLAREN IS CROWNED CONTRUCTOR'S CHAMPION. Doesn't seem too likely, does it?

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    Explaining his choice of road-going vehicle, Lewis said: "At the track I always drive on the limit, but on public roads I like to relax, kick back and cruise. The GL's perfect for that - it's got plenty of space for all my kit, a brilliant sound system, and the high driving position gives me a clear view of the road ahead. It's just about the most comfortable road car I've driven."

    He also boasted about the car's extras such as the metallic black paint with matching leather, privacy glass, and "awesome" 21in AMG wheels.




    What a load of Mercedes advertising bollocks, pardon my language

    When will we see Kimi bragging about the fantastic practicality of the new California ("I can carry my whole collection of Tag Heuer sunglasses in the spacious boot")

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    Explaining his choice of road-going vehicle, Lewis said: "At the track I always drive on the limit, but on public roads I like to relax, kick back and cruise. The GL's perfect for that - it's got plenty of space for all my kit, a brilliant sound system, and the high driving position gives me a clear view of the road ahead. It's just about the most comfortable road car I've driven."

    He also boasted about the car's extras such as the metallic black paint with matching leather, privacy glass, and "awesome" 21in AMG wheels.




    What a load of Mercedes advertising bollocks, pardon my language

    When will we see Kimi bragging about the fantastic practicality of the new California ("I can carry my whole collection of Tag Heuer sunglasses in the spacious boot")



    Schumacher has already endorsed the California.

    Any contribution from Kimi would have been superfluous.

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    easy_rider911 said:
    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided



    He is now driving a free Renault though!

    Re: Lewis Hamilton picks up his 2nd car....

    Back in the mid 70s when a writer asked Porsche racer Jim Busby in a magazine profile why his everyday car was a such "plain jane vehicle" for him and his family , he said he always drove calmly and carefully on public roads , with so many innattentive or aggressive drivers out there . He said he felt safer on the track.

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    easy_rider911 said:
    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided



    He is now driving a free Renault though!



    An SLR at 50% discount or a free Renault?

    Hmmm, tough choice.

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    MKW said:
    Back in the mid 70s when a writer asked Porsche racer Jim Busby in a magazine profile why his everyday car was a such "plain jane vehicle" for him and his family , he said he always drove calmly and carefully on public roads , with so many innattentive or aggressive drivers out there . He said he felt safer on the track.



    That's not the case with our Golden Boy though:

    http://www.javno.com/en/celebrities/clanak.php?id=169602

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    easy_rider911 said:
    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided



    haha, I think Alonso can face those costs without closing an eye , in fact he could buy all the production of the SLR and SLR772

    I doubt Hamilton is getting that treatment, when getting any MB car....no matter if its an A-Class or CLK DTM!

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    Alex18_996CC said:
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    easy_rider911 said:
    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided



    haha, I think Alonso can face those costs without closing an eye , in fact he could buy all the production of the SLR and SLR772

    I doubt Hamilton is getting that treatment, when getting any MB car....no matter if its an A-Class or CLK DTM!



    he was also spotted in Beverly Hills earlier this year driving this:


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    skazzy said:
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    Alex18_996CC said:
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    easy_rider911 said:
    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided



    haha, I think Alonso can face those costs without closing an eye , in fact he could buy all the production of the SLR and SLR772

    I doubt Hamilton is getting that treatment, when getting any MB car....no matter if its an A-Class or CLK DTM!



    he was also spotted in Beverly Hills earlier this year driving this:





    I don't know what is faster if the AMG or the speed at which he's losing his hair.

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    skazzy said:
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    Alex18_996CC said:
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    easy_rider911 said:
    AFAIK Alonso had to pay 50% of the cost of the SLR he was provided



    haha, I think Alonso can face those costs without closing an eye , in fact he could buy all the production of the SLR and SLR772

    I doubt Hamilton is getting that treatment, when getting any MB car....no matter if its an A-Class or CLK DTM!



    he was also spotted in Beverly Hills earlier this year driving this:





    I don't know what is faster if the AMG or the speed at which he's losing his hair.



    omg that's a nice shot. Phantom, Land Rover, F599, mustang in the background hahaha

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    gangajas said:

    I don't know what is faster if the AMG or the speed at which he's losing his hair.



    LOW BLOW!

    That's OK though...I'd take the loss of hair for the $100MM he's already made and the opportunity to pipe Nicole at my whim and call.


    Re: Lewis Hamilton picks up his 2nd car....

    agreed!

    Re: Lewis Hamilton picks up his 2nd car....

    I say, that ML or GL or whateva this SUV is called is huge enough to store his ego, his father huge ego and even that chick can fit with her ego, because there is plenty of room for her on the back seats, if you know what I mean

    Chick is hot IMO

     
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