£20m gets Hamilton closer to Nicole

© F1 Pulse, 4 February 2013
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Lewis Hamilton isn’t just sorting out his professional life this year but is also ensuring that his personal front remains seamless.

In order to stay close with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, the Mercedes driver has bought a private jet, pegged at £20 million.

The Bombardier CL-600 is registered as the G-LCDH, which stands for the driver’s full name Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, and is furnished with a pull-out bed, several plasma television screens and even a bar.

In order to save costs, the 2008 world champion took delivery of the plane at an airport in the Isle of Man, which provides several tax benefits.

"I wouldn’t wish a long-distance relationship on anyone. Lewis would say the same," Scherzinger was quoted saying by the Daily Mail. "But if it’s worth it, you fight for it. We try to see each other as much as possible."

The couple live worlds apart with Hamilton residing in Monaco while the former Pussycat Doll singer staying across the Pacific in Los Angeles. The pair had split in 2011 reportedly due to the pressures of long distance relationships.


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