Lewis Hamilton may be one of the fastest men alive on the planet, racing around in the V6-powered Mercedes AMG Formula One car at over 200 miles per hour.
However, when it comes to the non-racing hours, the Briton is rather unusual with his choice of transport inside the paddock. Unlike other F1 drivers who either roam around on foot or on a cycle, Hamilton has a unique taste.
The seven-time world champion, instead, travels around in his personalized scooter. And this has been the case since 2019 when Hamilton began to show the urge to control the environmental damage humans have been causing.
https://twitter.com/intent/like?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1445663893741707267%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.essentiallysports.com%2Ff1-news-what-scooter-does-lewis-hamilton-use-in-the-f1-paddock-how-expensive-is-it%2F&tweet_id=1445663893741707267Hence, this change led many to wonder what scooter Hamilton prefers. Of course, there are quite a lot of ardent Hamilton fans who would want to use a scooter similar to Hamilton’s. Well, this is for you!
The seven-time world champion uses an electric scooter designed by Chinese giants, Xiaomi. For a brief period of time, the scooters weren’t for sale, but, ever since the craze that erupted after the world witnessed Hamilton riding it.
Xiaomi have chosen to offer the scooter to public as well. The scooter that the Briton uses is a Xiaomi Electric Scooter Pro 2. This particular scooter is an officially licensed product of Mercedes AMG Petronas.
Hence, it comes in just one color combination; the usual combination of ‘Petronas’ blue and black, much like their F1 cars.
There are certain customization to Hamilton’s scooter with stickers around the bottom of the handle and on the floor.
But, none for general sale. The Xiaomi scooter has a powerful 300w motor and can travel up to 45 km in a single charge with a top speed of 25 km/h.https://twitter.com/intent/like?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1053933963549569024%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.essentiallysports.com%2Ff1-news-what-scooter-does-lewis-hamilton-use-in-the-f1-paddock-how-expensive-is-it%2F&tweet_id=1053933963549569024It also has a display on the middle of the handle which shows enough data for a rider and can be controlled and monitored by a smartphone app.
Now that we’ve elaborated on the specifications and features of the Mercedes-inspired scooter, let’s take a look at the price.