According to the Daily Mail, the person who crashed Lewis Hamilton’s old Pagani Zonda 760 LH is billionaire Mark Radcliffe, who also competes in the British GT Championship.
It was discovered recently that the Zonda which was previously owned by Hamilton, was crashed on the A55 expressway in Conwy in north Wales, with the car having suffered extensive damage.
It was certainly a significantly bigger shunt than it experienced in 2015, when Hamilton hit a parked car in Monaco.
The seven-time World Champion has previously admitted to the Zonda being difficult to drive, something Radcliffe seemingly discovered.
Radcliffe is the founder of online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing but was the UK’s first eBay millionaire before that.
Given his fortunes, Radcliffe could presumably afford for the Italian supercar to be repaired, that is if it isn’t written-off following the crash.
According to an eyewitness of the accident, the car completely spun around, with there having been fears that the Zonda was going to “explode”.
“The crash was so dramatic,” an eyewitness told the MailOnline.
“He hit one wall and spun round 360 degrees before bouncing off the other. There was an enormous bang and sparks everywhere. I was worried the car was going to explode.
“My wife and I were on our way to a caravan to begin our holiday and were driving on the dual carriageway.
“It was making a really loud booming noise as it overtook.
“There was a light rain and the surface may have been slippery.
“’I watched as the car sped into the tunnel and then he seemed to suddenly lose control. He hit one wall, span round into the other, which he bounced off before finally coming to a halt.
“It was a spectacular crash and quite terrifying. My wife was quite shaken and I was concerned the car might explode so I drew to a halt and waited to check that he was ok.
“A man got out of the car and he seemed completely ok. He was just worried about the damage to the car. Once we knew he was ok we went on our way and it wasn’t until later that I discovered that it was a famous car.”