Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton New Challenger 605

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 09:00

Lewis Hamilton Challenger 605
Lewis Hamilton's new Challenger 605 G-LCDH

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton born 7th January 1985 (age 28) has splashed out on an even speedier mode of transport – a $30 million private Bombardier Challenger 605 executive jet.

The Formula One drivers blood-red Challenger 605, which cruises at 530mph, will undoubtedly ease the strain of his long-distance relationship with X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger.

Lewis Hamilton Challenger 605
Lewis Hamilton's new Challenger 605 G-LCDH

Lewis Hamilton lives in Monaco, while his girlfriend  the former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger  is based in Los Angeles.

The 2008 world Formula one champion has given the aircraft a personal touch by having the aircraft registration G-LCDH, standing for Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. 

Mercedes

On 28th September 2012, after much speculation, it was announced that Hamilton would be leaving McLaren after the 2012 season to join Mercedes for the 2013 season onwards, partnering Nico Rosberg  after signing a three-year contract with the team.

Bombardier Challenger 605

In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system.  Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness

Bombardier Challenger 605 photos

Report by Derek Pedley

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