Winter break in penguins
Lewis Hamilton with luxury yacht and Olympic champion in Antarctica
Lewis Hamilton is already preparing for the next season during the winter break – with a luxury yacht, an Olympic champion and animal companions. He chose a special spot for his training.
Lewis Hamilton is spending the winter break in a very special place.
There is currently a winter break in Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton has heard this and is preparing under particularly wintry conditions in an unusual place – in Antarctica. The seven-time Formula 1 champion celebrated his 38th birthday in the eternal ice on January 7th.
However, the Brit does not forego luxury even in the freezing cold. He is touring the South Pole region on the £200m mega-yacht Octopus. The 126 meter long luxury ship is the largest charter yacht in the world and costs a hefty sum that ordinary mortals can never afford: around 1.8 million pounds are due to rent the Octopus for a week. The ship was built for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and is said to have been sold to Swedish professional sailor and entrepreneur Roger Samuelsson after his death.
Prominent company – and an unknown
There is also an Olympic champion on board the yacht: on his journey he is apparently accompanied by snowboarder Shaun White (36) and his girlfriend, actress Nina Dobrev (34), as pictures on social media show. Jared Leto, actor and frontman of the US rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, and Brazilian model Juliana Nalu are also said to be there.
In a video briefly posted to Shaun White’s Instagram account, Lewis Hamilton can be seen in the hot tub with an unidentified woman sitting on his lap. The woman’s face cannot be seen. It is not known whether this is Hamilton’s new flame. The Formula 1 star is still extremely covered about his love life.
Jogging among penguins and seals
Hamilton also did something for his fitness in the frosty conditions and jogged through nature. There was nothing around him except a few penguins and seals, which he captured in another video. In this he shared that Antarctica was the most beautiful place he had ever visited: “11 km run in Antarctica, the best run ever when you run past penguins and seals.”
Hamilton won’t be sailing the world for much longer: on March 3, the new season in Formula 1 starts with the Sachir Grand Prix in Bahrain. After not being able to win a single race last season for the first time in his career, the 38-year-old wants to step on the gas again in 2023. (mbi)
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