Lauda rewarded Hamilton with lift home on private jet after China triumph 22 April, 2014 Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can't buy' reward for securing his first-ever Formula 1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet.
'I told him ‘If you win, I'll fly you back' (to Europe),' Mercedes' team chairman told Bild newspaper.
Lauda, not only a Formula 1 legend but also a world-famous aviator, was true to his word after the Chinese Grand Prix, as the pair returned from Shanghai aboard the Austrian's Bombardier Global 5000.
'Otherwise, Lewis would have been on a regular flight,' the German daily said.
Hamilton's third win of the season also moved him equal to Lauda's...
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