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If Lewis Hamilton wants to strike a patriotic pose, he should look at where he pays his tax

Hamilton posed with a Union Jack. But he lives in Monaco—and his inscrutable tax arrangements should give us pause

By Steve Bloomfield  

Pictures of Lewis Hamilton holding up the Union flag in celebration are across all today’s back pages. The British racing driver has become Formula One world champion for the fourth time, making him the most successful Briton in the sport’s history. But don’t mistake that flag for patriotism—Hamilton is no national hero.

Formula One drivers are paid millions of pounds a year. Hamilton is one of the richest—his three-year deal with Mercedes is worth £100m. His tax…

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