Hamilton buys second $40-million New York apartment

Five times Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has reportedly dropped $40-million on a second luxury apartment in New York’s trendy Tribeca district, a little less than he will earn this season defending his title.

Wall Street Journal report that the Mercedes driver has purchased a second apartment in the Big Apple, less than two years ago he spent $44-million on a similar pad in the area which includes neighbours such as Justin Timberlake, Robert De Niro, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Jay-Z.

The report adds that Hamilton’s new 880 square-metre (including outdoor space) apartment, located at 70 Vestry Street in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Manhattan, has unobstructed views of the Hudson River where residents have access to a 25-metre swimming pool, a fitness centre, a library and squash courts.

In December 2017, Hamilton bought a $25-million Kensingon (Longdon) mansion adding to his growing real estate portfolio which also includes luxury properties in Geneva and Monte Carlo, combined worth close to $200-million.

For his troubles, Hamilton banks $50-million per year from Mercedes and endorsements, while his net worth is estimated to be around $285-million.

Below is a video of the penthouse Hamilton bought for $44-million in 2017: