LSE: 747.80 GBP -1.80 (-0.24%)
Menu
Close
23 February 24 Press releases

Hamilton takes pole position over Verstappen in personal car collection stakes

 

  • Mercedes driver owns a car collection worth an estimated £27.8 million with his 1995 McLaren F1 car priced at more than £16 million
  • Oracle Red Bull Racing driver Verstappen owns thirteen cars with a combined value of nearly £6 million

 

As the drama of Drive to Survive returns to our screens and fans clamour to learn more about the F1 stars away from the track, Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, has revealed that Lewis Hamilton holds a significant lead over Max Verstappen in the car collection stakes.

While he may have struggled to keep pace with his rival in recent years, Hamilton's collection of ten stunning cars is worth an estimated £27.8 million* which is over £21 million more than Verstappen's, despite the Dutch driver owning three more cars than his rival.

The key differential and the most expensive car in either collection is the Brit's 1995 McLaren F1 car, a version of which was recently sold at auction for a whopping £16.1 million*. Yet not all his cars are worth eight figures. On the other end of the spectrum is Hamilton's Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV with the average used price of the same model on Auto Trader retailing for £40,584.

Although he owns an array of vehicles, Hamilton has recently shared that he prefers to drive electric cars when not on the racetrack. He currently drives a Mercedes-AMG EQS Sedan worth £86,165 (average used price on Auto Trader). With his arrival at Ferrari now less than a year away, it will be interesting to see whether the brand, who currently only offer ICE and Hybrid models can provide him with a fully electric option to add to his LaFerrari Aperta and LaFerrari.

Verstappen's £5.8 million collection is by no means modest. His crown jewel is his exquisite, limited edition Aston Martin Valkyrie, of which only 150 cars were created and it cost him £2.7 million when purchased. Like Hamilton, the Oracle Red Bull Racing driver also appears to have a big interest in Italian cars, owning a Ferrari Monza SP2 worth £1.3 million (price paid for the car at time of purchase), a Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano £371,351 (average used price on Auto Trader) and a Ferrari 488 Pista £347,834 (average used price on Auto Trader).

Away from this epic rivalry, in the battle of other Brits F1 stars, McLaren's Lando Norris holds a clear lead (£1.2 million total collection value) over Mercedes driver George Russell (£782,484 total collection value). Perhaps unsurprisingly given their youth, neither driver currently owns a vehicle worth more than half a million pounds, yet their passion for fast cars is clear. Norris owns both a Lamborghini Aventador (£304,725 average used price on Auto Trader) and a McLaren 765LT Spider (£349,972 average used price on Auto Trader) with Russell opting for high speeds in the Ferrari 812 Superfast (£238,815 average used price on Auto Trader)

 

"Drive to Survive has been a game changer for broadening the reach of Formula 1. While the race day scenes are amazing, for me, like for so many other viewers, what is also cool is finding out more about the drivers lives when they are not competing, especially what cars they are driving. While we know exactly what brand of car they will be racing in, it's fascinating to see the broad range of cars and brands that these stars drive away from the track, especially those of rival brands."

Key spokesperson

Rory Reid

YouTube Director

CONNECT

 

Inspired by the world’s best racing drivers and looking to find your own fast car? Auto Trader currently has over 5,600 supercars priced over £100k on its marketplace with the best six figure supercars on sale here.

For those looking to see how much their current car is worth compared to their F1 heroes, Auto Trader has a completely free valuation service. Using only independent market data taken from millions of vehicles each day, it provides an unbiased valuation in minutes. To find out more click here.

 

Formula 1 drivers car collections:

 

Name - Lewis Hamilton

Collection value - £27,834,561

Car collection

  1. Mercedes-AMG Project One - £2,151,360 - reported sale price
  2. Mercedes-AMG SLS Black - £209,195 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  3. AC 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 - £74,599 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days 
  4. 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - £1.1 million - sale price of Hamilton's purchase
  5. McLaren P1 - £1,424,750 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  6. 1995 McLaren F1 - £16,147,908 - recent auction price
  7. Mercedes-AMG EQS sedan - £86,165 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Traderin previous 30 days
  8. Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV - £40,584 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days  
  9. LaFerrari Aperta - £3,300,000 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  10. LaFerrari - £3,300,000 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days

 

Name - Max Verstappen

Collection value - £5,863,480

Car collection

  1. Ferrari Monza SP2 - £1,341,385 - Approximate purchase price
  2. Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano - £371,351 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  3. Honda NSX Type S - £93,992 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days  
  4. Aston Martin Valkyrie - £2.7 million - 2021 sale price
  5. Aston Martin DB11 - £94,524 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days 
  6. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - £153,283 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  7. Aston Martin 2018 Vantage - £86,266 - sale price  
  8. Ferrari 488 Pista - £347,834 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days 
  9. Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG - £107,334 - average price of a used specific C63 model listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days     
  10. Porsche 911 GT3 RS - £149,020 - average price of 8-year-old GT3 on Auto Trader. Same age as when Max got this vehicle   
  11. Renault R. S. 01 - £315,700 - sales price 2015 
  12. Yellow Renault Clio - £8,799 - average price of a 9-year-old Renault Sport on Auto Trader
  13. Honda NSX Type X £93,992 - average price of a used model of all-ages listed on Auto Trader
    in previous 30 days

 

Name - Lando Norris

Collection value - £1,223,369

Car collection  

  1. Jaguar F-Type Roadster - £44,671- average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  2. McLaren 570S - £92,408 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trade in previous 30 days
  3. McLaren GT - £124,783- average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days  
  4. McLaren 720S - £156,131 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days   
  5. Rolls-Royce Wraith - £150,679 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  6. Lamborghini Aventador - £304,725 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days
  7. McLaren 765LT Spider - £349,972- average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days

 

Name - George Russell

Collection value - £782,484

Car collection 

  1. Mercedes-AMG C63 - £106,020- average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader

in previous 30 days

  1. Mercedes-AMG C63 S - £106,020 -average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader

in previous 30 days 

  1. Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe £89,432 - average price of a used GT model listed on Auto Trader

in previous 30 days   

  1. Bentley Bentayga - £117,685 - average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader

in previous 30 days

  1. McLaren GT - £124,512- average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader

in previous 30 days

  1. Ferrari 812 Superfast - £238,815- average price of used models of all-ages listed on Auto Trader in previous 30 days

 

*Collection values based on combination of average price of a used model listed on Auto Trader and most recent purchase or sales price. All cars listed have been identified as being owned by the driver from online sources/social media.

Share:
Up next
Auto Trader data to power Office for National Statistics' official measures of inflation
Read More
Retailers embracing digital are reporting more sales, more efficiency and more satisfied customers
Read More
Auto Trader is first FTSE 100 to achieve Gold Carbon Literacy status
Read More

Stay up to date

Follow us on our social channels to keep up with the latest news, insights and company developments.

 

If you would like to be added to our News & views mailing list, or have any media-related enquiries, please contact our press team:

Auto Trader UK

Auto Trader Insight

Auto Trader Life

Other Group sites

Looking to join the team?

Careers

Looking to buy or sell a vehicle?

Consumers

Keep in touch

Sign up to our email alerts service:

RNS alerts

Join our news & views mailing list
or submit media-related enquiries:

Contact our press team
  • @2024 Auto Trader Group plc. Registered in England with company number: 09439967.