Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton’s custom-built Pagani Zonda 760LH is only one of 13 Pagani Zonda 760s ever made, and his purple edition was the first with a manual transmission. Safe to say, it’s a treasure—one that Hamilton himself refers to, appropriately, as “bae” on Instagram.
So Hamilton had a lot of explaining to do when he crashed his $2 million supercar in the middle of the night in Monaco. Although no one was hurt, the Zonda was damaged and he hit a parked car.
Here’s what he had to say for himself:
Dear TeamLH, just wanted to let you know why things have been quiet on social media the past few days. I’ve not been well with a fever but I also had a road accident in Monaco on Monday night. Whilst ultimately, it is nobody’s business, there are people knowing my position that will try to take advantage of the situation and make a quick buck. NO problem. Nobody was hurt, which is the most important thing. But the car was obviously damaged and I made very light contact with a stationary vehicle. Talking with the team and my doctor, we decided together that it was best for me to rest at home and leave a day later. But i am feeling better and am currently boarding the plane to Brazil. However, I am informing you because I feel we all must take responsibility for our actions. Mistakes happen to us all but what’s important is that we learn from them and grow. Can’t wait for the weekend Brazil🙌🏾 Bless Lewis
Hamilton later told the BBC that the crash “was a result of heavy partying and not much rest for ten days.”
Bae deserves better, Lewis.