Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton once offered to give his father and former manager, Anthony, a cash gift of up to $4 million after the father-son pair split in 2010. But in a court hearing, he said he never was paid by his son nor accepted cash gifts from him, The Telegraph reports. The court hearing was part of a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination and loss of earnings filed by A. Hamilton against Paul Di Resta, an F1 driver he managed until he was sacked in 2012.

L. Hamilton at some point withdrew the multi-million dollar gift to his father for unknown reasons, and A. Hamilton said in the hearing that he didn't know why his son withdrew the gift. "It is not my place to go money-grabbing to my son. It's not my business. He makes his own decisions," he said.

While A. Hamilton didn't end up taking the gift, he did say under cross-examination that he intended to put it into a HSBC bank account in Guernsey linked to a company in the British Virgin Islands that is registered to Davidson Hamilton, his father. But A. Hamilton said that his intention was not to hide the money by placing it in the account, and he said he wanted his sisters to be the "ultimate beneficiaries" of the money.

D. Hamilton, through all this, was suffering from an unspecified affliction and was not in control of his actions, The Telegraph reports, and Paul Downes, who is representing Di Resta in the case, said that A. Hamilton actually was in control of the company registered to his father. A sordid affair if we've ever heard one...


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      Kimura
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is one poorly written article.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      That story was confusing, but then again family affairs usually all,
      jfa1177
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....and the F1 soap opera extends beyond dear Bernie. Whoda thunk it?
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Movin' on up to the top...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcqToQzzGY
      Technoir
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many Hamiltons are there in this story???????????????????
        Hek!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Technoir
        Lewis Anthony - Lewis' father. Davidson - Lewis' grandfather. It's not that hard.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      In his defense, his father is very expensive..... BD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        [blocked]
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      A. Hamilton, L.Hamilton, D. Hamilton? WTH?
      bike fan
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow i thought i really liked him but now sorry mate . i hate when one doesn't respects his parents. thanks for bringing it to public and your true side.
        edward.stallings
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bike fan
        Nothing to make me think there is any disrespect. A cash gift may have gifted the tax man too much.
      Vladymyr Martsinkovs
      Wtf did I just read... ? Way too many names. ADD to the max!
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      If my son was as successful as Lewis Hamilton, I would not expect anything in return. His success is my reward.
        Richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob
        There wasn't an expectation of payment because of his success as a father but because he was his manager. See the difference? 0_o
      larshafner
      • 1 Year Ago
      but he bought him a Carrera GT http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2077344/Lewis-Hamiltons-father-crashes-Porsche.html which he, yeah u saw it comin, crashed (also)...
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Father's day must be pretty awkward ever since.
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