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Formula One's Lewis Hamilton has come a long way from his hedonistic early days

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Lewis Hamilton’s 92nd win at the Portuguese Grand Prix last month broke Michael Schumacher’s record for most race wins – not bad for a kid who grew up in a council estate.  (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Lewis Hamilton’s 92nd win at the Portuguese Grand Prix last month broke Michael Schumacher’s record for most race wins – not bad for a kid who grew up in a council estate. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Hear the name Lewis Hamilton and you think fast cars and sexy women, a jet-set lifestyle and the trappings of a fortune so fabulous it makes your eyes water.

The world of Formula 1 breeds guys like him – good-looking and extravagant, plucking all the fruit they want from the low-hanging tree of life. 

His talent has never been in dispute and the 35-year-old made history recently when he clocked up his 92nd win at the Portuguese Grand Prix, breaking Michael Schumacher’s 14-year record for the most race wins.

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