Hamilton selects luxury pad in Geneva

Thu, 1 November 2007, 12:13

Lewis Hamilton has selected Geneva for his new Swiss residence, a newspaper on Thursday claims.

The Swiss daily Le Matin said Hamilton, McLaren’s 2007 runner-up, will within two weeks sign a lease on a luxury three-bedroom apartment with a view of Lake Geneva.

Hamilton’s new pad also overlooks the Rade, which is Geneva’s harbour, Le Matin added.

Swiss resident Dominique Oberegger told the newspaper that he met with Hamilton’s father Anthony at Monza last month, and suggested the apartment in Luins.

Father and son subsequently travelled to Switzerland and “found it agreeable” before they went out for lunch.

“Lewis loved the fact that nobody recognised him and that they would not come and disturb him during the meal,” Oberegger told Le Matin.

Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Nick Heidfeld, Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost also live in Switzerland, a renowned tax haven.

“Over there, people don’t come up to you, they leave you alone,” Hamilton, 22, told British reporters earlier this week.

“I’m going to a country that I don’t know, but it’s very exciting,” he added.

You may also like