SAO PAULO (AP) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton says being linked to tax avoidance in the ”Paradise Papers” will not distract him from his job.
The four-time F1 champions says his ”core values” are intact despite being named in the papers, which show he avoided paying more than $4 million in taxes for a private jet.
Hamilton is in Sao Paulo for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. His lawyers note that registering a jet in the tax haven of the Isle of Man is legal.
Hamilton won his fourth F1 title on Oct. 29 at the Mexican Grand Prix.