Lewis Hamilton Planning Future Move to England: “It Is the Start of Something Great”

Published 03/18/2021, 12:38 AM EDT
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Last week, Lewis Hamilton opened up about missing living in England. The seven-time world champion moved out of England 14 years ago; he shifted to Switzerland in 2007 saying he wanted more privacy. Then, in 2012, he moved to Monaco.

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However, he did admit that the tax perks were also positive and added to his decision of moving. Recently, Hamilton hinted at moving into his £18-million west London mansion in the future.

“I do have a home in England, which I am really excited to be finished, so when I do come to England I finally have an anchor. A place to call my own, rather than staying in hotels, which is never particularly enjoyable considering I do that a lot throughout the year.”

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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP poses during the launch of the Mercedes formula one team’s 2017 car, the W08, at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“I think it is the start of something great and a place I will naturally have my family come to and maybe, in the future, have a family,” said the champion.

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Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes’ plagued pre-season testing

Mercedes’ driver Valtteri Bottas succumbed to a gearbox failure in the morning session on the first day of pre-season testing. Hamilton had it worse, as he spun a couple of times during his sessions through the weekend. Meanwhile, Hamilton believes it is better to find out the problems before the season starts.

“It’s better that it doesn’t go smooth now and go smooth once we get into the racing season. This is the perfect time for us to find the issues and have the problems. I welcome that.

“We’re a multi championship-winning team and we know how to pull together and keep our head down and focus on the job,” said the Mercedes driver.

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Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Lewis Hamilton acknowledged that there are certain teams that have been impressive through the weekend. Red Bull and McLaren have shown some incredible potential this weekend.

Whether or not Mercedes sandbagged during the preseason testing, their rivals have surely upped their games and look ready to put up a serious fight for the title.

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Do you believe Mercedes will have another easy season like last year? Or will the other take the challenge to the Silver Arrows team?

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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