Lewis Hamilton Wins in a Mercedes, Buys a LaFerrari

Defending F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is not brand loyal. And unless Hamilton has a massive Ferrari collection that nobody knows about, it seems Ferrari isn't 100% tight about the rules it sets either. Because Ferrari is worried about maintaining its exclusivity and because only 499 LaFerraris were built, the Italian auto company reportedly created a criteria that each LaFerrari buyer must meet. Prospective buyers must already own numerous Ferraris, and from there, dealerships gave Ferrari the names of its most loyal customers thought to be deserving of the 950-horsepower hybrid supercar. All 499 examples were sold out before the car was even unveiled, and people like Jay Kay and Sammy Hagar were said to have been turned down. RELATED: Lewis Hamilton Takes His Shelby GT500 on a Beach Date Hamilton has been known to have some fantastic cars, including a special Pagani Zonda, a Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series, and a Shelby GT500, but not so much Ferraris. So why does he get one of the $1.5 million cars? Well, that wasn't really released. The information that he bought one was essentially a nonchalant mention from Mercedes-Benz AMG team boss Toto Wolff in an interview with Sport Bild. He was asked about Hamilton's contact with Ferrari. "Sure, Lewis has had contact with Ferrari," Wolff said. "He has just bought a LaFerrari." Either Hamilton paid a boatload of cash for one or Ferrari made an exception for the F1 champ and is trying to seduce him into the Italian camp. Now we wait until he posts it on Instagram. RELATED: Watch F1 Drivers Race Renaults Through a Dubai Mall ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide