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What Do F1 Stars Drive Off The Track?

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With a job that involves hurtling around the track in the fastest and most advanced cars technology has to offer, the average Formula One driver must find every day road cars pedestrian in the extreme. Here's what the fastest men in the world choose to drive while off duty:

Jenson Button

Presumably the McLaren star has access to his team's spectacular supercars but apparently prefers a more sedate pace off the track. A Rolls-Royce, his most recent ride, isn't exactly sluggish but is famous for sumptuousness rather than race track speed. It's ideal to get Jenson to the track in a suitably calm and focused state of mind - more so than some of the racier elements of his collection, which has included four Ferraris, a Bugatti Veyron, a Porsche Carrera GT, a Nissan GT-R, a Ford GT, a BMW M5, a McLaren MP4-12C and Audi RS6 Avant. He has also been spotted in one of only 20 ever made of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class DR 520 and, somewhat incongruously, a Smart...

Kimi Raikkonen

This makes more sense: as a Ferrari driver, Kimi is one of the privileged few to get their hands on the firm's ultra exclusive new hybrid hypercar, the LaFerrari. At least he'll know how to handle its 963bhp...

Kamui Kobayashi

Caterham's new kid on the block has gone for a retro flavour, favouring his team's pocket rocket 620R in his downtime. It's very basic compared to his ultra advanced V12 'company car' but still capable of hitting 60mph in less than 60 seconds and almost as much fun.

Sebastian Vettel

The German champion has quite a garage - along with a couple of Renaultsport Meganes, a couple of BMWs, a Fiat 500, and a very prosaic VW T5 van, he received a Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Edition as a gift after his triumph at the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In his latest role as Infiniti's 'director of performance,' he has been involved in the development of the upcoming Q50 Eau Rouge, a job which will no doubt come with the privilege of ownership.

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton likes them big, apparently, and is on his second Mercedes GL 320 CDI, claiming it's the most comfortable car to drive. The relatively down to Earth but nonetheless huge diesel 4x4 has also impressed the F1 ace with its 21 inch "awesome" AMG wheels.

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