Lewis Hamilton

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E34-3.2

993 posts

28 months

Friday 10th January
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REALIST123 said:
Yes £260k (500k $Aus) wouldn’t be a life changing amount for either of them but a pair of boots? WTF?
So, what have you done so far to help?

cuprabob

8,313 posts

163 months

Friday 10th January
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The items donated can be auctioned off. For example I heard yesterday that a cricket player auctioned off a beanie hat and it made 1 million Aud$.

Smollet

4,970 posts

139 months

Friday 10th January
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cuprabob said:
The items donated can be auctioned off. For example I heard yesterday that a cricket player auctioned off a beanie hat and it made 1 million Aud$.
Calling a baggy green cap a beanie cap is like calling a Ferrari a SEAT

JonChalk

2,501 posts

59 months

Friday 10th January
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£260k (500k $Aus)

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Since clarified as $500k US, not that this changes either the principle or intent of the donation.

Stan the Bat

5,148 posts

161 months

Friday 10th January
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Smollet said:
cuprabob said:
The items donated can be auctioned off. For example I heard yesterday that a cricket player auctioned off a beanie hat and it made 1 million Aud$.
Calling a baggy green cap a beanie cap is like calling a Ferrari a SEAT
biggrin

Lannister902

1,268 posts

52 months

Friday 10th January
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$500k (US). Amazing gesture

Bo_apex

1,031 posts

167 months

Monday 13th January
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Deesee said:
Dani Ric donates a race suit, Lewis donates 500k


https://twitter.com/lewishamilton/status/121531951...




Edited by Deesee on Thursday 9th January 18:05


Edited by Deesee on Thursday 9th January 18:10
Rici is the ultimate tightarsed F1 driver currently. Ask Horner Spice.

This tragic incident reminds me of the '04 Tsunami. IIRC, Michael Schumacher donated £7m GBP to that. Must've been around 2 months salary back then

paulguitar

4,139 posts

62 months

Monday 13th January
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Bo_apex said:
Rici is the ultimate tightarsed F1 driver currently. Ask Horner Spice.

This tragic incident reminds me of the '04 Tsunami. IIRC, Michael Schumacher donated £7m GBP to that. Must've been around 2 months salary back then
Yes, I think IIRC he donation $10m

Incredible gesture.

TheDeuce

3,938 posts

15 months

Monday 13th January
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I'm pondering what does an F1 driver spend their money on? Must be not a lot compared to what 'normal' people might spend such cash on.

Can't go nuts eating and drinking, can't buy a supercar as they already have one for free that they're obliged to drive, travel isn't that appealing when you've already been to 20+ countries that year. Their clothes and accessories are bought for them too... private plane? Nope, that's frowned upon these days, as is a yacht..

I suppose a couple of residences is the obvious first purchase for the better paid drivers but beyond that... They don't really need to spend anything.

It's hard not to feel sorry for the poor sods biggrin

ben5575

2,410 posts

170 months

Monday 13th January
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Well he's currently spending money shooting stuff in the States. Annoyingly, it would appear that he's also very good at that too! smile

Deesee

3,326 posts

32 months

Monday 13th January
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ben5575 said:
Well he's currently spending money shooting stuff in the States. Annoyingly, it would appear that he's also very good at that too! smile
First go with a shooter..

https://streamable.com/af1ab

Yep good at everything..

TheDeuce

3,938 posts

15 months

Monday 13th January
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ben5575 said:
Well he's currently spending money shooting stuff in the States. Annoyingly, it would appear that he's also very good at that too! smile
Who? Lewis? Shooting what? It appears I've missed the story..

AHH... The subsequent post has cleared it up. Is he actually paying for this privilege though? It's hard to imagine Lewis wanting to do anything that someone won't hand over free of charge.

Edited by TheDeuce on Monday 13th January 19:31

ben5575

2,410 posts

170 months

Monday 13th January
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Don't worry, he's not on a rampage or anything. Just targets:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7O4qz9BzZY/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7RSyJuBGS1/

RB Will

5,829 posts

189 months

Monday 13th January
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I presume this is related to the video linked a few pages back? Not seen the video but the pic made me laugh.


garyhun

28,161 posts

177 months

Monday 13th January
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TheDeuce said:
I'm pondering what does an F1 driver spend their money on? Must be not a lot compared to what 'normal' people might spend such cash on.

Can't go nuts eating and drinking, can't buy a supercar as they already have one for free that they're obliged to drive, travel isn't that appealing when you've already been to 20+ countries that year. Their clothes and accessories are bought for them too... private plane? Nope, that's frowned upon these days, as is a yacht..

I suppose a couple of residences is the obvious first purchase for the better paid drivers but beyond that... They don't really need to spend anything.

It's hard not to feel sorry for the poor sods biggrin
I believe that he has purchased a nice collection of Ferrari road cars.

Steamer

11,490 posts

162 months

Monday 13th January
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TheDeuce said:
I'm pondering what does an F1 driver spend their money on? Must be not a lot compared to what 'normal' people might spend such cash on.

Can't go nuts eating and drinking, can't buy a supercar as they already have one for free that they're obliged to drive, travel isn't that appealing when you've already been to 20+ countries that year. Their clothes and accessories are bought for them too... private plane? Nope, that's frowned upon these days, as is a yacht..

I suppose a couple of residences is the obvious first purchase for the better paid drivers but beyond that... They don't really need to spend anything.

It's hard not to feel sorry for the poor sods biggrin
Difficult to buy Xmas presents for too...

...Made me laugh, Lando Norris's xmas present from his mum: Lifetime supply of Coca Cola

TheDeuce

3,938 posts

15 months

Monday 13th January
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Steamer said:
Difficult to buy Xmas presents for too...

...Made me laugh, Lando Norris's xmas present from his mum: Lifetime supply of Coca Cola
I think GR wins the prize for most creative driver present: https://youtu.be/07_nu4f9fv8?t=308

They say it's the thought that counts and he certainly put some thought in to that smile

MarkwG

2,049 posts

138 months

Monday 13th January
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TheDeuce said:
...It's hard to imagine Lewis wanting to do anything that someone won't hand over free of charge...
Why's that? Any examples of his "legendary tight fistedness" to offer...?

Steamer

11,490 posts

162 months

Monday 13th January
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TheDeuce said:
Steamer said:
Difficult to buy Xmas presents for too...

...Made me laugh, Lando Norris's xmas present from his mum: Lifetime supply of Coca Cola
I think GR wins the prize for most creative driver present: https://youtu.be/07_nu4f9fv8?t=308

They say it's the thought that counts and he certainly put some thought in to that smile
hehe cheeky

TheDeuce

3,938 posts

15 months

Monday 13th January
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MarkwG said:
TheDeuce said:
...It's hard to imagine Lewis wanting to do anything that someone won't hand over free of charge...
Why's that? Any examples of his "legendary tight fistedness" to offer...?
Where did the legendary tight fistedness bit come from? I think someone else said that about DR, not me about Lewis - he's been generous several times with both his money and his time.

Anyway, I should have phrased it better. In the context of talking about how F1 drivers don't really need to spend their own money, I was suggesting that whatever Lewis wants to do, the chances are someone will let him do it free of charge. He's more valuable in terms of publicity than the ticket price of most things he can do or buy. That's not to say he doesn't pay, just that he's welcome most places regardless of him paying.