Lewis Hamilton splashes out on £20m private jet?

Lewis Hamilton is happy after winning the US Grand Prix on November 18, 2012
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Lewis Hamilton reportedly spends £20m on a private jet in order to make visiting his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger in Los Angeles easier.

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has reportedly spent £20m on a private jet.

The 28-year-old, who is due to compete for Mercedes for the first time this season following his exit from McLaren, is thought to have bought a Bombardier CL-600.

The plane has been purchased in a bid to make it easier to visit his popstar girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, who is based in Los Angeles, according to the Daily Mail.

Hamilton, who resides in Monaco, split with Scherzinger briefly in 2011.

Lewis Hamilton is happy after winning the US Grand Prix on November 18, 2012
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