It has been a fortnight of dizzying highs and devastating lows for British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
The seven-time F1 world champion was denied his eighth title last weekend in such a controversial way that you would forgive the Briton for being left in an indefinite state of bitterness.
But, being the true gentleman and sportsman that he is, he seems to have already shrugged off the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend, smiling for the cameras and Prince Charles himself when he was knighted on Wednesday.
Prior to the now infamous vicissitude, however, Sir Lewis was marking another purple sector of life, selling his New York penthouse for a barely believable $69.1 million.
Hamilton bought the stunning Tribeca triplex bachelor pad in 2017 for a sizeable $61.3 million, meaning the Mercedes Formula 1 driver pocketed $7.8 million in just four short years.
It’s unclear if the net profit is cause for so much celebration, as Hamilton reportedly earned at least $77 million this year on salary alone, not including his many money-making endorsements.
Still, the sale of the Tribeca triplex set a record as the most expensive residential property sold in midtown Manhattan in 2021, and judging by the extent of the property, it’s not hard to see why. .
“Penthouse H”, as it is called, is essentially three separate premises joined together to create a 1115 square meter leviathan in the sky.
The absolute opulence offered by this penthouse is staggering, with things like a bespoke Christopher Peacock kitchen, 6.1 meter high ceilings, a private elevator, a library and a magnificent plunge pool.
The six-bedroom, six-bathroom penthouse also boasts a huge rooftop terrace with a spa and stunning views of the downtown Manhattan skyline.
According Forbesthe property’s new owner is unknown, with records showing Penthouse H was purchased by a Seattle, Washington-based front company.
It’s also unclear what the runner’s motivation was to sell the impressive residence.
But, given that Hamilton has a property portfolio rivaling Leonardo DiCaprio and that he spends most of his time in Monaco, we suspect he won’t lament the loss of the penthouse as much as the loss of his eighth world title.