F1 star Lewis Hamilton sells swanky New York penthouse for £37.5m

Lewis Hamilton has sold his New York City penthouse for £37.5million almost three years after first listing the property for sale.

The Mercedes driver bought the home for £33.04million in 2017 and never lived in the property during the four years that he owned it.

Having originally listed the penthouse for £42.9million in February 2019, Hamilton has finally been able to sell the property to a mystery buyer for £37.26million after lowering the asking price.

This leaves the 36-year-old with another New York apartment, which he purchased in 2019, as well as homes in England and Monaco, where he currently resides.

The New York City penthouse he has just sold is a 12,000 square foot apartment with five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a swimming pool.

It also features two half bathrooms, 20 foot ceilings and two personal parking spaces.

The listing for the penthouse describe it as: “The crown jewel of the building, an enclave of exclusivity in the heart of Northwest Tribeca."

The new owner's neighbours will include musicians Harry Styles, The Weeknd and Justin Timberlake as well as actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebel Wilson and Meg Ryan.

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Additional features of the building include a 70ft swimming pool, fitness centre, Turkish bath and landscaped roof terrace.

Around the time that Hamilton first listed the property in 2019, he purchased another home in the city for £32million.

This apartment came with views of the Hudson River and was part of a project part-owned by NFL legend Tom Brady and his wife and model Gisele Bundchen.

That home features a swimming pool, fitness centre, squash court and library.

Hamilton also owns homes in England but currently resides in the luxurious city of Monte Carlo in Monaco.

He is currently chasing a record eighth world title and heads into Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi grand prix level on points with Max Verstappen.

Hamilton will also hope to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second consecutive year and third time overall later this month.

His hopes have been boosted after it was announced that the shortlist for this year's award would not be announced until next week, after the conclusion of the Formula One title race.

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