Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton buys a Ferrari

(CNN)Formula One's Lewis Hamilton may drive a Silver Arrows on the track, but on the road it seems he prefers a Prancing Horse.

The Mercedes-driving world champion has followed up victory at the recent Australian Grand Prix by purchasing a limited edition Ferrari for a cool $1.5 million.
"LaFerrari" is a hybrid supercar boasting a maximum speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph) and can accelerate from 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in a mere seven seconds.
The speedy purchase was confirmed by a spokesman of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports, with Toto Wolff -- Mercedes' team principle -- telling Italy's Corriere Della Sera: "For us there is no problem."