All The Ferrari Models Lewis Hamilton Has Owned And What He’ll Get Next

The seven-time world champion may have shocked the world with his Ferrari F1 move, but it’ll be far from his first time behind the wheel of something Prancing Horse badged
Ferrari LaFerrari
Ferrari LaFerrari

To say that yesterday’s news that Lewis Hamilton would be going to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2025 Formula 1 season came as a surprise would be an understatement. Despite briefly flirting with the idea of driving for Maranello before, most of us largely assumed he’d see out his F1 career with the Mercedes team to which he’s been unwaveringly loyal for 11 years.

It’ll probably take some time to get used to seeing Hamilton in red, but the 2025 season won’t be his first time behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Unlike quite a lot of racing drivers, cars are more than just hardware for Hamilton, and his F1 success has allowed him to indulge in his car enthusiasm with ownership of some properly special cars. These include a McLaren F1, Shelby Cobra 427 and a custom Pagani Zonda (which, with a new owner, went viral for all the wrong reasons last year).

He’s also owned several Ferrari road cars during his illustrious career, which we’ve rounded up below. Don’t expect to see a tatty Mondial on the list…

599 GTO

Hamilton’s first Ferrari, a 599 GTO, was the first car he saved up to buy with his F1 salary, acquiring it new in 2010 after a few years in the sport. The GTO, in case you needed a refresher, was a harder, racier version of the 599 GTB, Maranello’s front-engined V12 grand tourer during the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Introduced in 2010, it was 100kg lighter than the base car, and power from its 6.0-litre, naturally-aspirated V12 was upped from 612 to 661bhp. It was also only the third-ever car to wear Ferrari’s hallowed GTO badge. Just 599 were built, and it’s not unheard of for them to go for more than half a million pounds nowadays.

Hamilton eschewed the typical Rosso Corsa paint job, opting for a stealthy, all-black look which probably helped the car stand out just that little bit less. Until he fired up that V12, anyway. It’s believed he sold the GTO around 2017.

599 SA Aperta

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

Not content with already owning one of the rarest 599s out there, in 2012, he picked up an even rarer version: the 599 SA Aperta. This car was also introduced in 2010, and Hamilton acquired it at some point between then and late 2012. It features the same upgraded drivetrain as the GTO but packaged in a gorgeous, targa-style convertible body.

The SA part of the name stood for Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, father and son who both controlled the Pininfarina design house that styled the car. Aperta, meanwhile, is Italian for ‘open’.

Just 80 SA Apertas were built, and if you do manage to find one for sale, good luck paying less than £1 million for it. Hamilton reportedly still owns his, but we couldn’t find any pictures that were definitely of his, so we’re not sure what spec it might be in.


11 years on from its launch, the LaFerrari is already the stuff of legend. It was the first production car to preview the direction Ferrari is now headed, pairing a howling 6.3-litre V12 with an electric motor. It continued the brand’s once-a-decade tradition of launching a limited production, ultra-exclusive halo car: F40, F50, Enzo, LaFerrari, followed by whatever comes next. It also landed fortuitously next to two natural rivals, the McLaren P1 (which Hamilton has also owned) and Porsche 918, setting up one of the all-time great automotive showdowns.

500 LaFerrari coupes were built between 2013 and 2016, and Hamilton acquired his at some point in 2015. At the time, this sparked some early rumours that he could be headed to Ferrari, given the brand’s notoriously strict requirements for owning its limited-run road cars. Of course, back then, we still didn’t know the full scale of what he’d go on to achieve with Mercedes in F1.

Hamilton’s LaFerrari is painted Rosso Fuoco, a slightly deeper, more metallic red than the brand’s trademark Rosso Corsa. It also foregoes the characteristic contrasting black roof that LaFerraris are usually seen with, instead staying red all round. He still owns it and is seen driving it more regularly than some of his other cars.

If you want to join Hamilton (and Gordon Ramsay, Justin Bieber and Jay Kay) in the exclusive circle of LaFerrari owners, then we have good news and bad news. The good news is that, at the time of writing, there’s one for sale with a dealership just outside London. The bad news is that it’s £3.3 million.

LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

In keeping with his duo of 599s, Hamilton also owns the even more exclusive, convertible version of the LaFerrari. The LaFerrari Aperta was produced between 2016 and 2018, and just 210 were built. It was mechanically identical to the coupé but featured some aero tweaks to compensate for the lack of roof. Like the SA Aperta, it’s more of a targa top with a removable roof panel than a full-on convertible.

Hamilton seems to have acquired his sometime in early 2018 and, once again, reportedly still owns it to this day. It’s painted in a slightly pearlescent glossy white. In June 2018, it was spotted being loaded onto a flatbed truck in Los Angeles, although this may not have been a breakdown - Hamilton has previously said that he keeps a tow truck on speed dial to bring his cars home when he’s finished driving them in order to keep the miles down.

Fancy one yourself? Currently, the absolute minimum entry point for an Aperta seems to be around £5 million.

What’s next?

Once Hamilton becomes a Ferrari factory driver, he’s likely to jump straight to the top of the queue for ownership of any future limited-edition Ferrari, including the long-rumoured LaFerrari successor (he’s enjoyed similar perks as a Merc driver, reportedly owning an F1-engined AMG One). It’s also basically a given that he’ll be given one of the brand’s regular production models for free.

However, as Hamilton’s environmental activism has become more prominent in recent years, he seems to be being more careful about when and where he drives his fleet of exclusive, thirsty supercars. We know that a fully-electric Ferrari is well into development and could be revealed by the end of 2025, so it wouldn’t surprise us at all to see Hamilton as one of the very first owners.


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