The car Lewis Hamilton crashed in Monaco early on Tuesday morning was his EUR 2 million, purple Pagani Zonda supercar.
That is the claim of Germany’s Bild newspaper, after the triple world champion admitted a fever was not the only reason he travelled late to the scene of this weekend’s Brazilian grand prix.
No one was hurt in the crash, but 30-year-old Hamilton admitted he struck a stationary car. It is believed the crash occurred just before 3.30am local time.
“He reported it to the police immediately,” a Mercedes team spokesman said.
Bild said Hamilton’s Zonda has a V12, 760hp AMG engine, capable of 350kph.