Hamilton's 155,000 pound 50th birthday present for dad

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Montreal, June 12(ANI): British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has given his dad, Anthony, a 155,000 pound Mercedes sports car, as a 50th birthday present.

Hamilton chose to splash out on the CL65 AMG car, which has a top speed of 155mph.

"I wanted to give him something special. We spoke recently and have exchanged texts. He's OK and is coming to terms with things," News of The World quoted Hamilton, as saying. he duo had fallen out earlier when Hamilton had relieved his father and long-time manager of his managerial duties days before the start of the F1 season.

"We have been in contact recently. He's coming to terms with it. He's said he supports me. That's all I've always wanted from my dad," Hamilton had said.

They are now back on speaking terms even though Anthony, who had not missed one of his son's races until this year, has still not been to a grand prix.

Anthony has overseen Hamilton's career since he was eight years old, and was an instrumental figure in guiding the 25-year-old into F1 and the 2008 title. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, June 13, 2010, 17:19 [IST]
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