Lewis Hamilton is planning to spend an incredible (US) $1m on Christmas presents. The 2008 world champion reportedly wants to take his girlfriend Nicole, and three members of his family, into space.

Lewis Hamilton is planning to spend an incredible (US) $1m on Christmas presents.

The 2008 world champion reportedly wants to take his girlfriend Nicole, and three members of his family, into space.

The Evening Standard said the five tickets on a 2010 flight of the highly exclusive new Virgin Galactic airline will cost the 23-year-old McLaren driver just shy of $1m.

"Lewis thinks it would be the perfect way to say thank you to Nicole and his family for their support throughout his triumphant year," said a source.