Lewis Hamilton Reveals He Keeps His House Bare of F1 Trophies Except One Priceless Item

Published 08/26/2021, 6:13 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra


Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly one of the most successful drivers of our generation. Adding to his race wins, Hamilton has won multiple awards, honoring his performance in the sport. Heading to Belgium for a potential 100th win, one can imagine a fancy room filled with trophies on display. But with Hamilton, that’s not the case.

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In a recent interview, the champion sat down with Good Housekeeping and discussed the importance he places on a clean home. When talking about where he stores his innumerable trophies, he said, “I don’t actually have any racing trophies at home – they’re all in storage! In fact, if you came to my house, you wouldn’t even know I was a racing driver.”

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with the trophy Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Lewis revealed that the only thing associated with the sport is a painting of his hero, Ayrton Senna. He also explained the reason behind this. “For me, home is about getting away from that world. When you’re in the public eye, being able to have the most normal home is so important; it helps you stay centered.”

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Hamilton’s father keeps some trophies at his place “because he’s very proud and likes to show his friends.” But otherwise, Lewis keeps his achievements at a distance.

Lewis Hamilton on his health

To be a 7-time titleholder, one has to be built differently. The physically and mentally strenuous lifestyle of an F1 driver isn’t easy. In the interview, Hamilton describes the things he does to stay grounded.

For the Brit, the combination of physical and emotional well-being is key. “People don’t always connect the two – that what you put in your body and how you’re feeling physically affects you mentally – but I’m very conscious of it. I don’t always love the pain of a workout, but I love the feeling of progress that I have afterward and the endorphins that it releases. You feel more positive.”

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He also credits music and Roscoe for his positive mindset. “I try to make sure I listen to music every day… you’ve got to find something to laugh at each day. Luckily, I have my dog, Roscoe, with me most of the time and he always makes me laugh.”

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The Mercedes star faces a hectic schedule ahead of him after a health scare in Hungary; hopefully, the summer break has given him the strength to fight back and claim his 100th trophy for the storage!

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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